Habitat History


History of Scioto County Habitat for Humanity

Founded in 1996, Scioto County Habitat has renovated two homes in Portsmouth, built three new homes in New Boston, one home in South Webster, and three new homes in Portsmouth. Habitat is committed to ending poverty housing, one home at a time, by building  a decent home for a family in need. Scioto County Habitat for Humanity has found its message of offering a “hand up” not a “handout” has been well received in our community. Partnerships have been formed, and continue to be formed, which enable successful completion of projects. Another family in need in our community will be a homeowner by 2012’s end at 315 Lincoln Street, Valley View in West Portsmouth. This family will make mortgage payments, tax payments and insurance payments, like all other responsible Scioto County homeowners. This family  will meld into our community. The family only needs a “hand up,” not a “handout.”



History of Habitat for Humanity

Founded in 1976, Habitat for Humanity started in Americus, Georgia – in the poorest county in 
the state – with a mission to eliminate poverty housing the world over. Now Habitat is located 
in over 100 countries around the world and completed well over 500,000 homes and served more than 2 million people. More history  of Habitat is available at theHabitat International website.