About Us

Habitat for Humanity

We Put Faith Into Action

Our mission is seeking to put God’s love into action; Habitat brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity of Miami and Shelby Counties, OH is a faith-based organization that envisions Miami and Shelby Counties as a place where every resident has access to quality and affordable homeownership opportunities.

We seek to build self-sufficiency for residents in need through the life-changing opportunity of homeownership. We want to see vibrant neighborhoods where engaged homeowners participate in building safe and healthy communities.

Habitat for Humanity of Miami and Shelby Counties, OH defines “need” as someone earning 30-50% of the average median income (AMI) for the Miami and Shelby County area. That equates to roughly a $18,050 annual income for a family of four at 30% AMI.

Habitat for Humanity of Miami and Shelby Counties, OH relies on Individuals, Churches, Corporations, and Foundations to provide the financial and in-kind resources necessary to construct or rehabilitate the homes. Annually, HFHMSCO also relies on hundreds of volunteers that provide the labor to construct and rehab the homes. All this allows HFHMSCO to provide monthly mortgage rates around $300 – $500.

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.


  • Executive Director & COO:
    William Horstman
  • Operations Admin:
    Cathy Duff
  • ReStore Manager:
    David Holder
  • ReStore Associates:
    Jodi Block
    Christine Haller
  • Administrative Assistant:
    Sherrie Lett
  • Office Assistant:

Board of Trustees

  • President:
    Gustavo Menezes, Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
  • 1st Vice President:
    Jessica Fortkamp, The Community Foundation of Shelby County
  • 2nd Vice President:
    Tom Bergman, Ferguson Construction Company
  • Treasurer:
    Nick Barley, Kentner Sellers CPA’s
  • Secretary:
    Beth Peters, Minster Bank
  • Past President:
  • Member:
    Colleen Gong, FGK&S L.P.A.
  • Member:
    Paul Hoying, Hoying & Hoying Builders
  • Member:
    Paula Hill, Fathom Realty

All Are Welcome

Habitat for Humanity of Miami & 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 conversion 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 and Rosalyn Carter and Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward.

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.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

  • Troy Foundation
  • Duke Foundation
  • Emerson Climate Technologies
  • Airstream
  • DP&L Foundation
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