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Seneca Habitat and Seneca County Home Builders Association to Host Third Extreme Build August 16

Photo of Roof Lifted onto HouseSeneca Habitat for Humanity and Seneca County Home Builders Association will complete the exterior of a new Habitat house at 262 Third Avenue in Tiffin in 12 hours on Saturday, August 16.  Building begins at dawn and continues until dusk.  

Come out to watch, or call Seneca Habitat at 419 447-4270 to find out how you can volunteer and help build a new home!  

Click here to see the full flyer.  

Meet the Newman Family

Newman Family PhotoOne of the greatest privileges that we have at Seneca Habitat is the elation that is felt when we select a new partner family to build a home with. Finally, after a challenging period of a little over two years without finding a qualified partner family, we’re happy to say that we have a new one.

It’s our distinct pleasure to announce that Seneca Habitat has selected Robert and Tina Newman, and their children, as our newest partner family! Robert and Tina are both from Tiffin, have local employment, and passed our selection criteria with flying colors. After their application was reviewed by our Family Selection Committee and recommended for approval, the Board of Directors voted unanimously to welcome them.

Robert, Tina, and their family will work with our Building Committee and volunteers to build their home, which will be the seventh one that is constructed as part of our Third Avenue Development Project. They are currently slated to build a four-bedroom home with us, and our builders are working on the design of the home, as well as ordering materials and the groundbreaking. Even more amazing, we are also pleased to announce that we are planning our Second Annual Extreme Build, in partnership with the Seneca County Home Builders’ Association, for the Newman home, at a date hopefully in mid-to-late October. More details will be announced later.

Seneca Habitat for Humanity Accepting Applications for Homes!

Family FlyerBecome a Partner Family!

Seneca Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications for homes from all interested families. Applicants are evaluated by a committee of volunteers who look at each candidate's need for housing, income and debt levels, family situation, and willingness to build the home if approved ("sweat equity").

Click the image at right to find out more about becoming a partner family!

Click here to find out about applying to become a partner family!

Homes by Seneca Habitat for HumanityCompleted homes are energy-efficient, completely electric, 3-4 bedrooms in size, come with new appliances, and feature zero-interest mortgages. The goal of the home--to provide a safe, decent, and affordable living environment at a lower cost of living.

Click the image at right to find out more about the high-quality homes built by Seneca Habitat for Humanity!

Even more, the Seneca County Home Builders’ Association, together with Seneca Habitat, would like to make the next home that we start another Extreme Build home!  This means that the exterior of the home would be completed in one day (16 hours or less), which helps put our construction efforts ahead of schedule.  The 2012 and 2013 Extreme Builds were incredibly successful, and the 2014 Extreme Build is tentatively scheduled for July 26th, 2014.

Seneca Habitat is in its 28th year of operation in Tiffin and Seneca County as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Families that have questions about the program or would like to apply for a home are encouraged to call the office at 419-447-4270 or to email senecahfh@yahoo.com. Be sure to find the agency on Facebook as well to see photos of under-construction and completed homes.



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