Collin County’s two branches of Habitat for Humanity have merged to form a single organization providing affordable housing options and services to families in the area.

The two branches on Monday announced they had combined their operations into the newly named Habitat for Humanity of Collin County to serve more families by employing a streamlined staff, sharing resources and coordinating community engagement efforts.

The new organization—which consolidates the operations of the former Habitat for Humanity of South Collin County with those of North Collin County Habitat for Humanity—will be headquartered in McKinney.

“We share a mission, a mindset and a history within Collin County,” said Matt Hilton, board president for the former northern branch. “Combining our strengths, awareness and reach in this county will increase the impact we can have for families needing affordable housing solutions.”

Before their merger, the two Collin County branches built 207 new homes for low- and moderate-income families and conducted repairs for 560 more homes. The organization will operate two ReStores, which are home-improvement stores and donation centers, in Plano and McKinney.

“We are in a great position to serve more families, bring creative affordable housing options to Collin County, leverage our combined knowledge and community reach to affect change,” said Celeste Cox, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Collin County, in a statement.

In its first year, the organization plans to construct 14 new homes and repair 44 existing homes in Collin County, Cox said.