Habitat for Humanity expands reach: Now known as Habitat for Humanity of the Tri-State

Published 7:07 am Saturday, February 29, 2020

Habitat for Humanity of the Tri-State, formerly Huntington West Virginia Area Habitat for Humanity, has merged with Greenup County Habitat for Humanity and Scioto County Habitat for Humanity.

Additionally, the group has expanded its service area to include Ironton, Coal Grove and Hanging Rock in Lawrence County and Boyd County in Kentucky.

“With this growth, we hope to amplify our reach and enhance our efforts to provide affordable housing opportunities to qualified families in need,” Habitat for Humanity of the Tri-State said in a press release.

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Huntington West Virginia Area Habitat for Humanity began 30 years ago as a small affiliate serving Cabell County, West Virginia, and in 2012, it grew to include the majority of Lawrence County. During that time, they built or rehabilitated and dedicated 113 homes and helped 362 individuals, including 211 children, move out of substandard housing and into new, affordable and safe homes.

“With the addition of Greenup, Boyd and Scioto counties to our service area, we are excited to create a larger and more meaningful impact together,” the group said, adding they look forward to lending a hand as we work alongside the volunteers and board members representing those communities. “We’ll also continue to serve Cabell County and Lawrence County with renewed energy and dedication.”