Habitat for Humanity of Summit County
The 14th District Representative Dave Joyce visits Habitat for Humanity of Summit County build site in Twinsburg
Akron, OH (October 31, 2018) – Today, Representative Dave Joyce visited a Habitat for Humanity of Summit County build site in the 14th district in Twinsburg Township. Representative Joyce and his team met with Habitat for Humanity of Summit County’s CEO and President, Rochelle Sibbio, board members and members of the Hudson Coalition to talk about the projects Habitat is operating. So far, Habitat for Humanity has built nine homes in Twinsburg and is working with the township to break ground on one in 2019. The Representative and his team also took the time to help sand the walls of the home and work with Habitat’s loyal volunteers and staff.
A portion of this build, and other Habitat builds, are supported by the Ohio Housing Trust Fund. Habitat for Humanity had the opportunity to explain the importance of these state funds and how the funds further their vision of creating a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Through these funds Habitat is able to construct homes with low-income families and give them financial stability and self-reliance through homeownership. Affordable, decent housing means families have the ability to create savings and establish a place that protects — instead of endangering — their health.
Alisa and Lonny Jackson were so excited to be accepted into the Habitat Homeownership Program and to be able to choose a lot in Twinsburg. The Jacksons and their children, Hezekiah and Angela have been heavily involved over the past year, volunteering at Habitat events, attending Homeownership classes and helping with the community garden. When Alisa was asked what home means to her, she said, “home means a place of acceptance, belonging, and safety. More than being a place to eat and sleep, a home brings warm memories and times of coming together to overcome hard times.”
Representative Dave Joyce said he is happy to see the great work that Habitat for Humanity is doing in Twinsburg and how it is able to provide local families with the ability to build not only homes but brighter futures for themselves and their families.
About Habitat for Humanity of Summit County: Habitat for Humanity of Summit County, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry, works in partnership with people in need to improve the condition in which they live. Habitat challenges people of compassion to provide the initial capital – through gifts and no-interest loans – to build simple, decent homes with the inadequately sheltered. For information about Habitat for Humanity of Summit County, call 330-745-7734 or visit www.HFHSummitCounty.org.