Habitat for Humanity and the City of Canton are partnering to offer Free Home repair training to area residents.

Kevin Miller, our Director of Marketing  for the East Central Ohio region spoke on the Gary Rivers Show Tuesday morning abut their award-winning Home Maintenance Education (H.O.M.E.) classes—hands-on educational courses that teach basic, yet vital, home maintenance skills. Through a grant from the City of Canton, this one-day course is free for all City of Canton residents. 

 H.O.M.E. is comprised of five life-sized, permanent modules, each replicating aspects of a standard home: kitchen, bathroom, interior windows, exterior siding, basement with electrical and plumbing components, and interior doors and walls. Participants learn skills associated with each component such as basic plumbing maintenance, proper winterization, interior painting, and much more. The sessions are facilitated by trained Habitat staff and volunteers. 

This training earned Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio the Clarence E. Jordan Award from Habitat for Humanity International, recognizing excellence and innovation. The course is typically part of the sweat equity requirements each Habitat partner family must complete. “Everyone will learn something new in this course,” said Aaron Brown, Habitat’s Director of Development. “H.O.M.E. is designed to offer people the tools they’ll need to save time and money while building a sense of self-confidence for maintaining and improving their homes.” 

Participants can choose from five upcoming course dates: August 17, September 7, October 26, November 2, and November 9. All classes are on Saturdays from 8:15am to 12:30pm at the Habitat for Humanity campus at 1400 Raff Road SW, Canton. This training is free, but space is limited. Residents in the City of Canton who would like to learn more or register for H.O.M.E. should visit home.habitateco.org or call 330-915-5888. 


To learn more, visit habitateco.org.