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Habitat for Humanity Seeking Applicants for 2013

Seeking applicants for New Homeownership and homeowners who need work done to their homes.

Habitat for Humanity has two programs:

New Homeownership

  • Are you paying too much in rent?
  • Are you ready to commit to the responsibility of homeownership (that means making a regular house payment, shoveling, mowing, repairs)?
  • Could you make a house payment of $500-$700/month?
  • Are you ready to have a brighter future for you and your children?

If you answered YES to these questions then owning a home with Habitat for Humanity may be for you.  We're looking for applicants for our 2013 build season.  Basic requirements are:  1)  Need for housing - current housing is too expensive or substandard; 2)  Ability to pay - household income at least $18,000 but not more than $36,950.  Habitat house payments are between $500 - $700/month; 3)  Willingness to partner - families put in 350 hours of time (sweat equity) working on their home. 

A Brush With Kindness

  • Do you need a ramp built to get in and out of your home?
  • Do you have air quality issues in your home?
  • Do you need gutters that need to be replaced?
  • Does your house need to be painted?

If you own your home and answered YES to any of those questions, then you should know that Habitat is seeking homeowners (with household incomes less than $36,950) who need help fixing up the exterior of their home (gutter repair, painting, ramp installation, sidewalk repair, etc.) or improving the interior of their home due to a health or safety concern (air quality issues, accessibility issues, etc.).   Habitat for Humanity is proud to announce its continued partnership with The Home Depot Foundation, and the development of the Repair Corps program for Veterans with a focus on supporting critical home repairs.  Critical Home Repairs are defined as “extensive interior or exterior work performed to alleviate critical health, life and safety issues or code violations, including a change to or repair of materials or components; a reconfiguration of space; a modification for accessibility; installation or extension of plumbing, mechanical or electrical systems on an existing structure.” Again, sweat equity, income and other restrictions apply, but the first step is to get an application. If you are a Veteran, or know a Veteran, who could benefit from this program, please contact Habitat!

For all of our programs call 507-744-2933 or go to our website:  www.habitatricecounty.org. 

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