Family moves into Austintown home, remodeled by Habitat for Humanity

Tamisha Elliott and her family are moving into a home on Lake Drive after putting in their "sweat equity" with Habitat

A local family will have a new place to call home for the holidays, thanks to Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning Valley.


AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – A local family will have a new place to call home for the holidays, thanks to Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning Valley.

Tamisha Elliott and her family are moving into a home on Lake Drive, remodeled by the organization.

The family put in more than 300 hours in so-called “sweat equity,” working on the Lake Drive home as well as several others.

The home was donated to Habitat for Humanity by the family of former Youngstown State University professor Edwin Bishop.

Before the new owners could move in, the home had to be gutted all the way down to the wall studs and remodeled from there.

Since 1989, Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning Valley has built or remodeled 135 homes.