Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning Valley

Mission & History


Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.


A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

People in our community, and all over the world, partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers, and pay an affordable mortgage. With our help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.


Habitat for Humanity was established in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller. The Fullers wanted to address poverty housing on a global scale through “partnership housing”. The Fullers' concept of partnership housing centers on those in need of adequate shelter working side-by-side with volunteers to build simple, decent houses. Habitat homeowners' partnership includes contributing "sweat equity" by building alongside volunteers and taking homeownership classes. Habitat homeowners pay an affordable mortgage on their homes.

Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning Valley was established in 1989 by a group of passionate volunteers. Since then, Habitat Mahoning Valley has become a viable affiliate that serves Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties; has built or rehabbed over 140 houses; employs over 20 people; and operates two ReStores.