Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity marks 200th family served in program

Non-profit reflects on legacy in Northwest Ohio

Published Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Maumee, OH -- Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity will mark its 200th family served through its Homeownership Program on Wednesday, December 27, 2017.  It is a major milestone that speaks volumes about the non-profit’s affordable housing legacy in Northwest Ohio.

The one-story Habitat home will make life easier for the Williams Family. For the last few years, Habitat homeowner, Brianna Williams was living in an unsafe apartment complex with her two young daughters. She will close on the purchase of her home Wednesday morning in downtown Toledo.  Williams was accepted into Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity’s homeownership program in October of 2016 and has spent the last 14 months attending monthly education classes and completing over 300 volunteer hours to become a Habitat homeowner. 

“Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity works to eliminate barriers for a better, healthier, more financially stable life for families in Lucas County. We are thrilled this milestone comes at a celebratory time of year,” said Michael McIntyre, Maumee Valley HFH Executive Director.

Construction on the home began in late June and was completed October 4 in partnership with Owen Corning. The 1,104-square foot home is Energy Star certified and is projected to save the Williams family over $500 a year in energy costs.

 Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity has served over 700 individuals, including 471 children, since its inception in 1988. In 2018, the non-profit will celebrate its 30th anniversary. To learn more, visit https://www.mvhabitat.org/