WWKY Interview Information

It’s always a pleasure sitting down with Tim at WWKY Radio to share what we have been up to and what we have coming up at Habitat. If you were listening in and would like more information about something we talked about, this is the place to find it!

DATE AIRED:  November 28, 2023

The Good Giving Challenge

November 28th is the first day of the Good Giving Challenge, an extravaganza of generosity where your gift is DOUBLED with matching gifts and prizes! With a gift to Habitat for Humanity of Madison and Clark Counties during the Good Giving Challenge (today through December 1), you can AMPLIFY YOUR IMPACT on local families struggling with home insecurity.

Home Repair Program

Our newly launched A Brush with Kindness home repair program helps meet the needs of low-income, elderly, and individuals with disabilities who struggle to maintain and repair the exterior of their homes. This program provides these families with minor exterior repairs, yard clean-up, exterior painting, and light landscaping. These repairs help homeowners remain safe, save money on future (and likely more expensive) repairs, and reclaim their homes with pride and dignity.

Homeowner Applications

Are you interested in becoming a Habitat for Humanity homeowner? Don’t miss your chance to apply when the application window opens in mid January! Sign up today to receive notifications when the application process begins. By filling out a quick form, you’ll be the first to know when the process is open, and you’ll have all the information you need to apply.

Click the button below to find out more about Habitat homeownership and to fill out the notification form. 

Volunteer Opportunties

Ready to make a difference? Join us at Habitat for Humanity and be a force for change! Whether you’re handy with tools, love tackling paperwork, or have a knack for event planning, we have a spot for you. Help build homes, support communities, and create lasting impact. Fill out our volunteer interest form today and be part of the team that’s building a better future for all! Together, we build more than houses—we build hope. Join us now!

Got questions? Email Phill Taylor, our Volunteer Services Manager. 

DATE AIRED:  April 24, 2023

Over a decade ago, Lincoln Street Renewal was a dream held by local officials to revitalize an area that had suffered deterioration and decay for many years. We are honored to have partnered with the city and with generous individuals, churches, businesses, and groups in our community to finally make those dreams a reality!

Now it’s time to CELEBRATE with the Short family as they receive the keys to their forever Habitat home! And since the Short’s dedication marks the completion of phase one of Lincoln Street Renewal, we are doing it up big with a Bless the Block wrap-up celebration and cookout!

We hope you will come and share in the joy of this long-awaited day and of six families who have found a safe, decent, affordable place to call home on Lincoln Street!

Event: Short Family Home Dedication and Lincoln Street Wrap-up Celebration

Date:  Saturday, April 29

Time:  11:00 am
Location:  32 Lincoln Street, Winchester, KY

Food and beverages provided!

 

Our Hometown Sponsors

Salem Presbyterian Church

First Christian Church

Stock Yard Bank

Our two local ReStore locations and our online store support the mission of Habitat for Humanity by generating revenue to build and renovate Habitat homes in Madison & Clark Counties. ReStore’s inventory, which includes new and used items, comes from builders, retailers, distributors, and individuals who donate everything from building supplies and materials to light fixtures and furniture. When businesses and individuals donate reusable goods to Habitat ReStores, these materials end up as part of remodeling, home improvement and decorating projects instead of in landfills.

Can’t fit your donations in your car? No problem. Schedule a pickup, and we will come and get it for you!

DATE AIRED:  February 15, 2023

Hometown Build Groundbreaking

We are thrilled to announced the groundbreaking ceremony of the Hometown Build, the final home in phase one of Lincoln Street Renewal! Please come out and celebrate!
The Hometown Build is the future home of the Short family. Miranda Short is a single mom who has risen out of very challenging housing circumstances to find a better life for her and her young son. A couple of years ago, she took a chance and started her own cleaning business to make ends meet. With hard work and determination, her small business is growing, and she is ready for Habitat homeownership.
A special thanks to the following sponsors for uniting to ensure the Short family has a safe,
decent, affordable place to call home!
Clark County Community Foundation
The City of Winchester, KY
Professional Solutions Property Management
Community Trust Bank
LG&E and KU
Central Bank
Peoples Exchange Bank
Clark Regional Medical Center
Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati
First Christian Church Winchester
Salem Presbyterian Church, Winchester, Kentucky
Stock Yards Bank & Trust 
To help make this home possible, use the donation link below!

DATE AIRED:  November 30, 2022

The Good Giving Challenge

From November 29 through December 2 you can double the impact on families in need of a safe, decent, affordable place to call home with matching funds through the Good Giving ChallengeThis four day extravaganza of generosity is sponsored by Bluegrass Community Foundation and Smiley Pete Publishing. 

Meet Amanda Goforth

Habitat for Humanity of Madison and Clark Counties is pleased to welcome Amanda Goforth as its new Executive Director. Amanda’s heart was drawn to Habitat from an early age, and she has many fond memories of working alongside her father as they volunteered on Habitat build sites. She is eager to bring her twenty years of nonprofit leadership experience to Habitat for Humanity of Madison and Clark Counties where she has the opportunity to continue her passion for building homes, communities, and hope. 

Pictures with Santa

Grab a picture of your children and fur babies with the big guy himself! Santa will be at the Winchester Habitat for Humanity ReStore  in Colby Station Center, Winchester, KY on December 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.! Don’t miss this chance to capture some holiday memories!

DATE AIRED:  November 4, 2022

Rise Up with RE/MAX Creative

Today, Kelsey Barber from RE/MAX Creative Realty and future Habitat homeowner Brittany Berry joined Tim and Amanda to talk about “Rising Up.”

RE/MAX Creative Realty is empowering the Berry family to find strength and stability through homeownership as whole home sponsors in their Rise Up Build! The good folks at RE/MAX Creative have committed to raise and donate $100,000 to make that happen!

Won’t you join them in their efforts by donating today!

DATE AIRED:  October 17, 2022

Accepting Applications for Habitat Homeownership

  • Deadline to apply is October 31, 2022
    • completed application
    • ALL required documents
  • 2 bedroom/1 bath home
  • Final home in phase one of Lincoln Street revitalization
  • For eligibility details and application information, visit our homeownership page.
  • Pick up applications at one of our community partners listed below or download and print from home.
    • Clark County Public Library
    • Winchester ReStore
    • Clark County Community Services
  • Contact us with your questions at 859-625-9208.

About Our Homes

Our homes are designed and constructed with long-term affordability for our homeowners in mind. Newly constructed homes have above-code insulation in the exterior walls and attic. Low-flow water fixtures, LED lighting, and Energy Star appliances are standard in new homes. Each home receives a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Rating to quantify the energy savings and assess the home’s estimated utility usage. Based on the last two years, the average HERS Rating is 56 – approximately 8 points better than the average new home in Kentucky! These improvements lower monthly utility bills and help increase the home’s durability by controlling moisture, humidity, pests, and air infiltration. We opt for concrete porches and patios instead of wood decks and solid-surface flooring instead of carpet to decrease future maintenance costs. Covered porches over entryways protect doors from weathering and related deterioration. When the grade of the lot allows, we employ zero-step entry to help the homeowner age in place and enjoy their new home for the decades to come. When needed, design changes are made to accommodate disabled occupants, such as handicap-accessible bathrooms.

See a Home Dedication

Home dedications are one of our favorite things at Habitat! If you have never been to a home dedication, you are missing a real treat! Click the button see a video recordig of Juanita’s special day! 

DATE AIRED:  April 29, 2022

Building Hope Community Breakfast

  • May 21 at 9:00 am
  • Find out more.
  • Host a Table:  Call 859-979-2488
  • Attend as an Individual:  RSVP here or call 859-625-9208.
  • Can’t come to the breakfast but would like to give to empower local families struggling with home insecurity efforts? Click here to give online.

Chaney Home Dedication

May 1, 2022 at 1:00 pm
50 Lincoln Street
Come celebrate the Chaney’s big day!
Light refreshments will be served.

ReStore 

Can Houses (Aluminum Recycling)
Drop off your bagged aluminum cans at one of our Can House locations.

The Hometown Build
Email Amanda Dubé at amanda@habitatmadisonclark.org for Hometown Sponsor information.