Posted on Sunday, May 02, 2021 by Sarah Shaver

Sarah Shaver spoke with Wood County Habitat for Humanity’s Executive Director Mark Ohashi. Mr. Ohashi said explained what “affordable housing” is and how it’s needed now more than every since the pandemic has caused the economic downturn. He talked about the beginnings of the Habitat movement, Wood County’s Habitat founder, and his own journey to Habitat. Wood County builds houses in odd numbered calendar years and also does critical home repairs. Living in decent, safe housing has deep meanings for families that goes beyond a place to sleep. Mr. Ohashi also talked about the meaning of sustainability, how a family applies for a Habitat house and what the process is like, “sweat equity,” hockey, and the importance of volunteers to their movement.

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Original Airdate: 5/2/2021 WPAY-AM WNKL

Sarah joined EMF in 2019 and covers portions of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia including major markets Indianapolis and Detroit. 

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