Habitat For Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns' Buffalo Chapter is looking to split from them and become their own affiliate of Habitat For Humanity, and members approached the county commissioners this week for a letter of support for their application.
Buffalo Habitat volunteers Nancy Lick and John Orwig spoke to the commission, saying they have been in contact with Habitat International, who have made an exception to the requirement that affiliates be located in towns with at least 15,000 in population. The exception was granted based on the outstanding track record of the Buffalo Habitat Chapter.
Lick explained why they feel the need to form their own affiliate.
Orwig explained part of the process.
All properties and assets in Buffalo will be transferred to the new affiliate in Buffalo from Habitat For Humanity of the Eastern Bighorns should the Buffalo Chapter be awarded their own affiliation.
The new affiliate would be called Habitat For Humanity of Johnson County, they said.
The Buffalo Chapter has been responsible for building eight homes in Buffalo and performing major repairs on 12 others in Johnson County since their inception in 2002.
The Commission voted in favor of allowing the chairman to sign the letter of support for them to seek their own affiliation with Habitat For Humanity.