Ohio National makes new $500,000 commitment to longtime community partner Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati

Ohio National makes new $500,000 commitment to longtime community partner Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati

January 20, 2022

Donated funds will be used to construct four new affordable homes for local families over the next four years

Latest pledge brings Ohio National’s total giving to the organization to $2.3 million since 2009

Partnership has already resulted in the completion and sale of 26 homes 


Ohio National has renewed its support for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati, ensuring that more local families can realize the dream of home ownership. The company has pledged $500,000 over the next four years to fund the construction of four new homes, making it the longest continuously serving corporate sponsor of the housing nonprofit. 

Since 2009, Ohio National has donated more than $2.3 million to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati, resulting in the completion of 26 homes to date. The new agreement provides for the construction of one additional home each year from 2022 to 2025.

To qualify for a Habitat home, families must contribute 250 to 500 hours of sweat equity and take classes on homeownership and personal finance. Participants purchase their homes from Habitat on a 30-year, interest-free mortgage.

“When you help someone become a homeowner, you’re making a multigenerational impact on the family,” said Barbara Turner, president and CEO of Ohio National. “That’s why we treasure our partnership with Habitat. It’s an opportunity for us to help deserving families in our community achieve financial stability today and security for next generation.”

“We are honored that Ohio National has chosen once again to invest in the community’s future through affordable homeownership,” said Ed Lee, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati.  “As our longest-running local business partner, Ohio National provides a model for corporate citizenship that makes a lasting difference in a family’s health, safety and wealth.”

Since its inception in 1987, The Ohio National Foundation has donated more than $29 million to charitable causes, including $1.6 million in 2021.

About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati (http://habitatcincinnati.org/) is a non-profit Christian housing ministry that seeks to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. Since 1986, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati has built, renovated, or repaired more than 670 homes throughout a nine-county region including Hamilton, Butler, Clermont and Warren counties in Ohio; Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties in Kentucky; and Dearborn and Ohio counties in Indiana.

It has also contributed to building more than 1,000 homes globally in Cambodia, El Salvador, Kenya, and Nepal. Habitat is dedicated both locally and globally to construct, rehabilitate and preserve homes; advocate for fair and just housing policies; and provide training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.

About Ohio National

Since 1909, Ohio National has been committed to helping individuals, families and businesses protect what matters most. Through our network of financial professionals across 49 states (all except New York), the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and through affiliated operations in South America, we provide the insurance products that help our policyholders achieve financial security and independence. As of December 31, 2020, its affiliated companies have $41.2 billion total assets under management. Products are issued by The Ohio National Life Insurance Company and Ohio National Life Assurance Corporation. Recognized as a Leader in Gender Equity by Queen City Certified. Please explore ohionational.com for more information and for the latest company updates, connect with Ohio National on LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.

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