Habitat for Humanity
Habitat Hires Executive Director
Updated: Dec 18, 2020
(Marion, IN – July 22, 2020) Habitat for Humanity of Grant County is pleased to announce the hire of Ms. Brittany Howey as Executive Director effective July 27, 2020.
“We are thrilled to have Brittany assume the role of Executive Director. Brittany is not new to Habitat as she joined the board in 2016 as a member of the family selection/family support committee, and over her board tenure has served as a member of the Executive Committee as Secretary, Vice-President and most recently completed her role as President in June of 2020. She has connected with the Habitat community while working alongside the rest of the board, volunteers, donors and partner families on site and in administration. Brittany has a passion for Habitat and helping families realize their dream of homeownership. In her new role she will help Habitat for Humanity of Grant County carry out our ambitious vision to build 2-3 homes per year over the next few years,” says Erickson.
Howey is a Grant County native who most recently served as the Membership and Marketing Director at the Marion-Grant County Chamber of Commerce, and brings eight years of previous mortgage lending, banking, and operations management experience into her new role as Executive Director.
Howey says of her new role, “When I first started in banking and mortgage lending in Grant County, I immediately identified the need for affordable housing opportunities for some of my clients. Helping people obtain homeownership became a true passion of mine, and I started to get creative to connect my mortgage clients who did not fit in the traditional mortgage ‘box’ to resources that could help them meet their goal of homeownership. Joining Habitat four years ago as a board member was a natural fit for that passion at the time. I have enjoyed watching this affiliate grow and begin to thrive, and I am excited to continue the forward trajectory with the Habitat board and team full time as Executive Director.”