The Chillicothe Chapter of Habitat for Humanity has been in existence since the late 1990s and through its efforts, 17 houses have been constructed for individuals in need. The time has come, however, for the individuals comprising the local organization to carry on the mission of Habitat for Humanity under a new name.

The Chillicothe Chapter of Habitat for Humanity has been in existence since the late 1990s and through its efforts, 17 houses have been constructed for individuals in need. The time has come, however, for the individuals comprising the local organization to carry on the mission of Habitat for Humanity under a new name. The reason for this change is largely due to rules and regulations mandated by Habitat for Humanity that are designed more for larger chapters, according to Tony Figg, a board member of the local affiliate. “There are a lot of regulations,” he said. “Larger affiliates have staff. We are all volunteers so that makes it hard.” Benefits of being a Habitat for Humanity affiliate include insurance coverage and occasionally building materials provided free or at low costs. “We have some really difficult decisions to make over the next three or four months,” Figg said following the dedication ceremony of the chapter’s 17th home. “These are decisions that will impact the future of the affiliate.” Figg emphasized that the only significant difference would be a name change and that the mission of the organization would remain the same. “Our name is going to change and that’s really all that is going to happen,” he said. “Our mission stays the same. We are going to do away with substandard housing in Chillicothe. That’s what our mission is and we are going to keep working toward doing that.” Figg said that the group plans to announce on Nov. 1 the recipient for the next house to be built. That house would be located near the corner of Springhill and Monroe.