About Us

Habitat for Humanity is a Christian Ministry that believes that all people deserve a simple, decent, affordable place to live. Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Ohio Valley works towards the elimination of inadequate housing here in Wood County West Virginia and Washington County Ohio and has been an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International since 1991. Since then, we have completed 94 homes and have provided housing for over 350 individuals. HFHMOV also operates a ReStore, located at 600 16th Street.  The ReStore is open to the public and operates as a discount store for home improvement items.

Does Habitat give homes away?

No, the families buy the homes from Habitat using a 0% interest loan.

How does a family qualify?

There are three family selection criteria: 1) Our goal is to move families out of substandard housing. There must be a need in the current housing situation of families in order to qualify. 2) The family must have adequate income in order to repay the no-interest loan. 3) The family must volunteer to build their home in addition to other families' homes. A family with two adults must volunteer 350 hours of "sweat equity."

How does a family apply?

A pre-application is available by calling our office at 304-422-7907. It can also be accessed at http://habitatmov.com/become-a-homeowner/

How can I volunteer to build a house?

Call our office at 304-422-7907. Go to the current work site on Thursdays, Fridays, or Saturdays. A volunteer waiver must be completed once each year.

Are there other ways that I can help?

Yes! We can use volunteers in the ReStore or on committees, such as fundraising and family selection. Donations are always welcomed and can be sent to
PO Box 462,
Parkersburg, WV, 26102

Our website also accepts donations: www.woodcountyhabitat.org

How does the ReStore work?

The ReStore is a thrift store for home improvement items. All items are donated and are priced extremely reasonably. All profits go toward the construction of Habitat homes. The ReStore is open to the public.