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Habitat for Humanity has no “waiting list” for homebuyers


Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in All Home & Garden

Winona, MN- Habitat for Humanity Winona-Fillmore Counties is now accepting applications for a single family home to be built in Winona.

To qualify for a Habitat home, the family must currently be living in substandard housing, be unable to obtain a conventional loan from a bank, have the resources to pay a monthly mortgage, and be willing to partner with Habitat. Before moving into a Habitat home, families contribute a minimum of 300 “sweat-equity” hours, time worked on the construction of the house, and must make a modest down payment.

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical, grassroots, Christian organization, dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Habitat partners with homeowner families, the members of the local community, and volunteers to build simple, decent, affordable houses. The houses are sold to those in need at no profit, through no-interest loans. Income requirements are “total household yearly income” minimum of around $13,000.00 and maximum around $52,800.00

We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.

Application deadline is March 15, 2013. Information on Habitat’s homebuyer program can be found on-line at www.habitatwinona.org. Interested homebuyers can request an application by going on-line or calling Habitat for Humanity office at 507-457-0003.

Separating recyclables

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Fri, Feb 8th, 2013
Posted in All Home & Garden

The second and third most common questions I get asked are, “Where does all that stuff go?” and “Who gets the job of separating all that stuff?” The easy answers are, “Twin Cities” and “a large machine, along with a few nimble people w ..... 
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Spring is just around the corner...time for tree planting!

Fri, Jan 18th, 2013
Posted in All Home & Garden

Jeanette Serfling, Administrative Assistant It’s time to think about your spring tree planting needs. The SWCD tree program is in full swing offering a variety of bare root shrubs, deciduous trees and conifers and potted conifers. We sell good qu ..... 
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Plastics

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Fri, Jan 11th, 2013
Posted in All Home & Garden

A lot of plastic passes through the recycling center here in Preston each week. Plastic containers are lightweight and strong, making them desirable for their durability. The most common containers that are recyclable are milk jugs, juice containers ..... 
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Steel cans

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Fri, Dec 28th, 2012
Posted in All Home & Garden

Tin cans , as we know them, are not made of tin, but are really made of steel. But then, old habits are hard to break. Tin cans have been around since 1810. Soup, juice, vegetables, meat, coffee, evaporated milk, sardines, pet food, and pork and b ..... 
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Recycling Trivia

By LaVerne C. Paulson

Fri, Dec 7th, 2012
Posted in All Home & Garden

Many people in the recycling business keep sharing all kinds of information with us that some people find quite interesting. This article will contain a considerable amount of trivia dealing with recycling. Some of this information has appeared in p ..... 
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Bathroom remodels that look like a million bucks - for $1,000 or less

Fri, Sep 7th, 2012
Posted in All Home & Garden

The bathroom is one room in the house where you can accomplish a lot with $1,000. Here are four updates and upgrades that cost less than 10 Ben Franklins, but can leave you feeling like a million bucks when you step into your new bath. Redo walls a ..... 
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High design with kids in mind

Fri, Sep 7th, 2012
Posted in All Home & Garden

For many years, creating family-friendly spaces meant sacrificing your design aesthetic. Thankfully, gone are the days when having children meant succumbing to a house full of bright-yellow bins and sofas wrapped in plastic. Today, new materials and ..... 
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Heat up Minnesota helping people stay warm this winter

Fri, Sep 7th, 2012
Posted in All Home & Garden

Lennox Industries is teaming together with the businesses that sell their products to give away 100 free furnaces throughout Minnesota. VIS Plumbing and Heating in Lanesboro and Harmony is part of that giveaway. Mike Willford, son of owner John W ..... 
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