About Us

Our Mission

Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Our Vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Our Principles

  1. Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ
  2. Focus on shelter
  3. Advocate for affordable housing
  4. Promote dignity and hope
  5. Support sustainable and transformative development
Facts about Habitat

Who We Are

Habitat for Humanity partners with people in our community to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With your support, Habitat homeowners achieve strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families. Through our FY2021-25 Strategic Direction, Habitat for Humanity of Miami and Shelby Counties will serve more people than ever before through decent and affordable housing.

About Habitat for Humanity of Miami and Shelby Counties

Organized by Shirley Saxton beginning in the summer of 1991, we became an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International on November 1, 1992. In 2015, we extended Miami County HFH territory to include Shelby County. In May 2016, the Habitat ReStore relocated to 1490 W. Main Street, Troy. Net proceeds earned by the ReStore are used to fund our mission. Since 1992, Habitat has helped over 60 families and has directly impacted 231 lives through helping families realize the American dream of homeownership.

Staff, Trustees, Volunteers

Habitat for Humanity of Miami and Shelby Counties, OH board members oversee the direction of Habitat's activities throughout Miami and Shelby Counties. Trustees are elected to two-year terms that may be renewed four times. They do not receive any compensation for their voluntary service.


Scott Barr

Executive Director & COO

Miranda Sharp

Office Manager

Maureen O'Keefe

Marketing & Volunteer Coordinator

Cathy Duff

Operations Admin

Jenna Vent

Office Assistant

David Holder

ReStore Manager

Jodi Block

ReStore Associate

Christine Haller

ReStore Associate

Board of Trustees

Gustavo Menezes

Board Chair

Mike Lochard
Lochard Inc.

1st Vice Chair

Chad Hollinger
City of Sidney Fire Department

2nd Vice Chair

Paula Hill
Fathom Realty

Immediate Past Chair

Christopher Ellington


Nick Barley
Kentner Sellers CPA's


Jackie Davis
NRL Mortgage


Jason Haak
Upper Valley Career Center


Jessica Zawalich
The Valley Church Troy


Joanie Henderson
Clopay Corporation


Mickey Hamer
Sidney Cargill (retired)


Seth Middleton


Sharon Brulport
Miami County Job and Family Services


All are welcome

All Are Welcome

Habitat for Humanity of Miami and Shelby Counties, OH has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion.

As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversation to a particular faith.

Habitat for Humanity International

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) was founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller. Millard gave up a successful law practice and dedicated his life to eliminating poverty housing. Over the years, the mission of Habitat has become increasingly well-known through high profile volunteers such as Jimmy Rosalyn Carter and Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward.

Learn More About HFHI

Our Suppliers

The work of Habitat for Humanity of Miami and Shelby Counties would not be possible without the support of our generous suppliers listed below. We thank them for their commitment to Habitat and for building alongside our partner families and volunteers.