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Kentucky Habitat for Humanity is determined to address the affordable housing crisis in Kentucky. Not only is it our mission, it is MY mission! Kentucky Habitat for Humanity works across the Commonwealth to provide safe, affordable and energy-efficient housing for people in need. This past year, Kentucky has experienced unheard-of natural disasters that have resulted in the loss of not only family homes and entire communities, but precious lives. We are working daily for healing and restoration for these communities and will continue to do so.
In Western Kentucky, where more than 8,500 homes were damaged or destroyed, we are working to rebuild entire communities that were decimated by the December 2021 tornadoes. We have been on-site since day one, leading the way for long-term recovery and healing in those beloved communities by repairing and building new homes for disaster-affected families. In Eastern Kentucky, where July 2022 floods claimed 43 lives and damaged or destroyed as many as 10,000 homes, Kentucky Habitat is working with affiliates and partners to provide temporary shelter and long-term solutions to an area that was already in housing crisis.
But our day-to-day work continues; facing the ongoing disaster of families that have lived in substandard, unsafe, and many times dangerous housing for generations, largely ignored and left out of programs where they fall between the cracks. The shortage of affordable housing in Kentucky alone nears 80,000 units at last count, a number that surpasses the populations of eight of the ten largest cities in Kentucky. Habitat can and will make a difference for these families and help change their future.Please, please, don’t hesitate to call me because I want to get to know who you are. I am more than happy to provide any information on the work we are doing or answering questions about how you can help. Thank you for believing in our work and joining with us to make a difference.
Welcome to Kentucky Habitat for Humanity!
Kentucky Habitat for Humanity (KyHFH) is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities, and hope.
The recent plague of natural disasters has brought out the best in Kentuckians across the state. Neighbors helping neighbors. Local nonprofits springing into action to provide services outside their usual scope. Volunteers traveling hundreds of miles to help comb through rubble and search for the missing. In short, people helping people.
Before the pandemic, before successive floods destroyed 10,000-plus homes in Eastern Kentucky, and before the tornado outbreak that leveled several towns in the western part of the state, Kentucky was already short more than 78,000 rental units for low- and extremely low-income households.
The most basic needs become both scarce and dire in the event of an emergency: health, water, shelter, sanitation, livelihoods, safety and education, among others. We KNOW that safe, reliable shelter provides the foundation from which all of these things can begin to reemerge during the relief and rebuilding process. It is also crucial in these emergency situations that various organizations are working together rather than separately and we are proud to be part of an amazing group working to provide solutions that will create the path to stability for these communities.
We ask that you consider a donation to support Kentucky Habitat for Humanity’s work in Kentucky.