Habitat for Humanity kicks off triple home build

Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity, Ohio National Financial Services, and the Eastside Coalition of Churches are teaming up to start construction on three new homes in the Cincinnati area.

Two of the homes are being sponsored by Ohio National Financial Services, their fifth and sixth, as a part of a five year partnership with Habitat for Humanity, in which the organization has pledged to build ten homes. The third home is being sponsored by the Eastside Coalition of Churches.

When completed, the home at 3224 Fairfield Ave. will belong to Lauren Snellings, a single mother of one, who is expecting her second child in July. Lauren works two waitressing jobs, and is graduating in May with an Associate's Degree as a Medical Assistant. She plans to continue her education and become a nurse, with the support of her fiance, Nicholas Lang, who is a contractor.

The home at 3228 Fairfield Ave. will belong to Mary Brantley, a single mother of two adults and two teenagers.

The third home, at 3220 Fairfield Ave. will belong to Carlisha Anders and her three children.

After working on these homes, the Eastside Coalition of Churches will have helped to build 38 homes in the Cincinnati community.

To qualify for their Habitat homes, the families had to meet a variety of criteria and will work beside volunteers, investing 500 hours of sweat equity into their homes.

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