Habitat for Humanity affiliates join forces

Scott County Habitat for Humanity Board and Bourbon County Habitat Board unanimously vote to merge into a single affiliate covering both counties

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BOURBON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The board of directors of the Scott County Habitat for Humanity and The Bourbon County Habitat for Humanity unanimously voted to merge into a single affiliate serving both counties.

Articles of the merger have been filed with the Kentucky Secretary of State. The Scott County Habitat for Humanity will serve as the parent organization serving two geographic areas; Scott County and Bourbon County.  The Bourbon affiliate will be DBA Bourbon County Habitat, a subsidiary of the parent organization.

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The non-profit organization will continue to focus on building and repairing homes to provide affordable housing opportunities for low-income, working families.

The Bourbon County Habitat had been operating with volunteers but with the housing challenges in both counties continuing to grow, the need for a united approach became more apparent to the Boards of each affiliate.  By pooling resources, staff and board expertise, the new organization will become more efficient and have the capacity to serve more families.

Scott County Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1990 . The Bourbon County affiliate was founded in 1992. Together, the combined affiliates have partnered with hundreds of organizations building over 40 homes for families in need of affordable housing. The vision of all Habitat for Humanity affiliates around the world is “a world where everyone has a decent place to live.” Habitat for Humanity’s role in realizing that vision is expressed in its mission: “Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.”

For more information, you can visit scottcountyhabitat.org