A dedication ceremony was held November 20th for three new Habitat for Humanity homes build by the Eastside Coalition of churches, which includes Good Shepherd. The Eastside Coalition has been working in partnership with Cincinnati Habitat since its founding in 1986 when they helped build Cincinnati Habitat’s first home, making them Cincinnati Habitat’s oldest building group. Over the years, they have helped build over 35 homes in Cincinnati.
Good Shepherd member Alan Griffith, lead site coordinator for the Eastside Coalition, was named Habitat for Humanity of Ohio Volunteer of the Year for his outstanding commitment and leadership. Eight new churches have recently been added to the Eastside Coalition, so they will be able to build another house next year.
To qualify for their Habitat homes, the families had to meet a variety of criteria and work beside volunteers from Ohio National Financial Services and the Eastside Coalition, investing 500 hours of sweat equity into the construction of their homes. Cincinnati Habitat will sell the home to the families with a 0%, 20-year, interest-free mortgage payable to Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity.