Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County to host two application meetings for the 2014 build

April 5, 2013
Dwayne Page

Do you dream of owning your own home? Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County is making plans to build another affordable, safe and decent home with a local family.

There will two opportunities to learn more at an Informational Meeting and Application Fair. Please come either Tuesday, April 23 at 6 p.m. OR Saturday, May 4 at 9:30 a.m. at the Methodist Family Life Center next to Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in downtown Smithville. Families will receive information about the Habitat Program and assistance to complete the application.

To qualify, applicants must meet the following basic criteria:

1. Be a DeKalb County resident for at least 1 year prior to April, 2013.
2. Be a U.S. Citizen or have permanent resident alien status.
3. Have a housing need. For example, current conditions may be overcrowded, unsanitary, unsafe, temporary or cost prohibitive.
4.Have an ability to pay. Applicants must provide proof of income and ability to pay a monthly mortgage.
5.Be willing to partner. Qualified families will participate in budgeting and home maintenance classes as well as help in the construction of their own home.

If you cannot attend either meeting on April 23 or May 4, please call 615-215-8181 and leave your name and phone number. A Habitat volunteer will contact you to provide additional information and perhaps mail an application to you.

To be considered, completed and signed applications must be postmarked by Friday, May 31, 2013.

The purpose of Habitat is to build houses and sell them at no profit and no interest to families who could not otherwise afford their own home. This Christian ministry is financed through private donations using volunteer labor and donated materials whenever possible.

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