Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County seeking Partner Family in 2012

Do you dream of owning your own home? Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County is making plans to build an affordable, safe and decent home with a local family this year. The application process will open in February 2012.
There will be an Informational Meeting and Application Fair on Thursday, February 16 at 6 p.m. at the First United Methodist Fellowship Center 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.
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 are unable to attend the February 16th meeting, you may call 615-215-8181 and leave your name, address 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, March 30, 2012.
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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