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Habitat for Humanity now seeking partner families in Harmony and Utica


Mon, Aug 15th, 2011
Posted in Home & Garden

Looking for an affordable opportunity to buy a simple, decent home?

Habitat will be hosting an application open house on Wednesday, August 24th from 5-7 PM at Merchants Bank in St. Charles. Habitat volunteers will be on hand to assist with the completion of applications for homeownership. Merchants Bank is located at 1130 Whitewater Avenue in St. Charles.

Habitat is planning to build one home in Harmony and two homes Utica in 2012 and is currently looking for potential homeowner families with whom they can partner. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical, grassroots, Christian organization, dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Habitat partners with homeowner families, 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 30-year, no-interest loans.

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.

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.

For an application go online to www.habitatwinona.org or call the Habitat office at 507- 457-0003.

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