This month for Fox 8 Cleveland’s Own, Matt Kaulig had the opportunity to sit down and talk with John Habat, President & CEO of The Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity is a global, nonprofit organization that brings affordable housing to communities and the families that live in them. The Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity, founded in 1987, is dedicated to neighborhood revitalization and creating a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Watch Matt talk with John Habat on September’s episode of Fox 8 Cleveland’s Own

Focused on neighborhood revitalization, Habitat launched a four-year campaign to build or repair 375 homes in at least two city neighborhoods in the Cleveland area. The campaign centers around the Buckeye-Woodhill neighborhood on Cleveland’s East Side. Recently, Kaulig Companies sent a team of volunteers to serve at the 10 houses on Grandview Ave, a critical part of Habitat’s revitalization efforts. Greater Cleveland Habitat’s CEO, John Habat says the campaign will continue to build on vacant lots in the area and complete 10 or more rehabilitation projects there.

We change lives, there’s no other organization changing lives like we do because the work we do goes for generations. We want to change the trajectory not just of a family, but of a whole community.”

John Habat, President & CEO of The Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity

There are several ways to get involved with the Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity, including donations, volunteering, individual or corporate giving, faith partnerships, ReStore donations, and participating in the Habitat 5k. To learn more about how you can help, visit

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