The boards of directors of Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake and Sandtown Habitat for Humanity have agreed to a merger. The decision to merge was announced in a joint statement from Habitat Chesapeake board chair Michael Brennan and Sandtown Habitat’s board chair Bert Hash, Jr.
“By combining the resources of these two strong Central Maryland affiliates, the new entity will be better positioned to meet the growing needs of affordable housing in the community. The boards of both organizations have recognized the opportunity to achieve more efficient and effective use of donor dollars while providing the ability to partner with more families than ever before,” Brennan said.
The organizations began discussions on how to increase partnerships earlier this year. Recently, the proposal to merge was unanimously approved by the boards of both organizations. “The economies of scale and combined resources of a merger will provide our community with an even stronger voice as we advocate for affordable housing,” said Hash.