Habitat for Humanity
To work with several local churches from the Clintonville/Beechwold, Dublin and Worthington area to build safe, comfortable and affordable housing for low income Franklin County families. Our group is known as the Worthington Partnership.
In 1969 Millard Fuller and Clarence Jordan dedicated their first
“partnership house” in rural Georgia, which energized Mr. Fuller to organize Habitat for Humanity International in 1976. From those beginnings Habitat currently builds houses in all 50 states of the United States and nearly 70 other countries and has helped more than 6.8 million people with improved living conditions.
Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio, based in Columbus, Ohio, started in 1987, and has partnered with a broad coalition of individuals, businesses and churches to serve more than 300 families in Franklin and Licking counties. The Worthington Partnership had
its start in 1992 and volunteers from Worthington Presbyterian Church have helped build 24 houses since then. We currently build one house each year.
New Habitat homeowners become participants in the project of building their home and are required to invest their time and energy during construction by contributing at least 250 hours in sweat equity. Habitat provides a zero interest loan with the
amount of the loan payments based on income so that a reasonable amount of the family income is allocated to housing expenses. This method of calculating the loan repayment allows the family to budget for food, clothing, transportation and other
expenses. Repayment of the loan is directly to Habitat.
With a little help, Habitat homeowners are able to achieve the strength and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves and their families through home equity. Studies show a straight line between housing quality and the well-being
of children. Our service can help provide tangible evidence that strong and stable homes build strong and stable communities.
The volunteers with the Habitat partnership work on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays during the construction season (generally May through October) to build a house for a qualifying family in Franklin County.
There are experienced volunteer leaders who organize and supervise the construction. Habitat provides all the materials and tools necessary to build the house. No special skills are required; just a genuine desire to join in the fellowship and help build hope for a local family.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
If you want additional information, please contact WPC members Jack Dicke or Mark Senff. Also, you may contact Bob Lentz, one of the volunteer house leads, at firstname.lastname@example.org or cell 614-570-3440.
The PDF below contains more WPC/Habitat program information in a printable format.