In 2016, Habitat for Humanity launched a holistic neighborhood revitalization effort called The Renewal Project: Northeast Canton, a four-year, $3.5 million plan that was designed to reinvigorate one Northeast Canton neighborhood while helping more families and children discover the power of decent shelter. Through The Renewal Project, Habitat brought community partners together to build new homes, preserve existing homes, complete critical home repairs to help elderly residents age in place, and instill community pride through neighborhood beautification projects. In this neighborhood today, owner occupancy has increased, property values have increased, and blight has decreased.
Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio is expanding its neighborhood revitalization efforts to more communities: The Lathrop, Hartford, and Belden neighborhoods in Southeast Canton and the Tremont corridor in Southwest Massillon. Over the next several years, these revitalization efforts will invest $5.5 million in the Stark County community and offer approximately 15,000 volunteers the opportunity to make a personal and tangible investment with Habitat.
Strengthening Stark and Habitat for Humanity have partnered together and are looking toward the future to make an even greater impact in Renewal Project neighborhoods. You can help with these projects for your neighbors by considering a donation to ReStore during your spring clean this year!
To learn more about The Renewal Project or Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio, visit habitateco.org or call 330-915-5888.