About Us

About the Clark County Fuller Center for Housing

Our Local Vision
 
Clark County Fuller Center for Housing will be a leader in the effort to provide decent, affordable housing to Clark County residents. As a part of this effort, we will satisfy the housing and family support needs of all identified Fuller Center Partner Families.
 
Our Local Mission
  
Clark County Fuller Center for Housing is part of a global, non-profit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Clark County Fuller Center for Housing is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. The Fuller Center was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, decent place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

All are welcome

The Fuller Center for Housing 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, the Fuller Center welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. 

History 

In 1976, Millard and Linda Fuller established Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. The Fuller's vision: A world in which no one must live in substandard housing. In 2005, Millard and Linda founded The Fuller Center for Housing, after a split with Habitat for Humanity International. They founded the Fuller Center for Housing on the Christian principles, and with the grass-roots foundation, that they originally had in mind when they started their first housing ministry almost 25 years before.  

Founded in 1989, Clark County Community Habitat for Humanity (CCCHFH) became an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International in 1990. In our first 25 years we had built 57 homes in Springfield and renovated one in Springfield Township. This improved the lives of over 200 people, including 129 children. 

In April of 2015, we followed a similar path as Millard and Linda Fuller did a decade earlier. We changed our name and our affiliation to go back to our founding Christian principles and grass-roots organizational structure, becoming Clark County Fuller Center for Housing! 

We build simple decent homes for families who currently live in substandard housing and meet three basic criteria: 1.) Need - currently live in substandard housing, 2.) Ability to Pay - total family income falls between 30%-80% of HUD's Clark County, Ohio Median Income, and 3.) Willingness to Partner - each adult in the family must work 250 hours on Fuller Center projects. Upon completion, each house is purchased by the partner family from Clark County Fuller Center with a no-interest mortgage loan.

We recognize that The Fuller Center for Housing is not only about building houses, it's about building lives. We offer a hand up ... not a hand out! Gifts of time, talent and charitable donations from Clark County businesses and local residents enable us to build and remodel Fuller Center homes. Our volunteers do much of the construction. Their concerted efforts significantly lower labor costs; and in-kind donations or discounts from local merchants for materials provide additional savings.

Find out how you too can be a part of this wonderful ministry through volunteering, or donating, or seeing if you qualify to become a partner family. Call (937) 325-2514 for more information.