JACKSON, Miss.–One Habitat for Humanity affiliate in the state is expanding its ministry reach.
Habitat for Humanity Metro Jackson will now have a broader area and has changed their name to Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area.
“We’ll be tri-county and we’re going to be serving Hinds, Rankin, and now all of Madison County,” said executive director Cindy Griffin.
She said the newly added area of Madison County will have a focus on the Canton area.
“The need is incredible, we have 18-25 percent of our Mississippi residents living in poverty,” said Griffin.
In the last 27 years they’ve partnered with over 560 families to build homes in the Jackson area.
“We are in the top 1-percent of the 1,500 Habitat affiliates nationally – ranking 12th in production and 21st overall,” she said.
Griffin pointed out that with each house they build is also helping out the economy and provides a 70-percent return on investment.