Habitat For Humanity has had a presence in Buffalo for quite a few years, but has always been a subsidiary office for somewhere else.
That has all changed recently as Buffalo's Habitat for Humanity organization has become independent.
Rachel McCaughey, secretary for the new local Habitat affiliate, attended both the county commission and city council meetings this week to inform local government of the changes that
According to a news release from Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County, Habitat for Humanity International usually requires a population of 15,000 people for a city to operate as an affiliate, but because of the Buffalo chapter's positive reputation, they were granted affiliation.
The Buffalo affiliate will still operate Habitat Place and Shed, located at 310 Williams Ave. in Buffalo, so “buy so we can build” as they say.
The commissioners asked McCaughey to update them on what the Buffalo affiliate has been up to.
Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County is completing house number 10 now, and will begin construction of house number 11 in the spring of 2014.