Habitat for Humanity offering sessions for potential homeowners

Published 9:45 am Wednesday, September 6, 2023

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Escambia County Habitat for Humanity announces orientation sessions for anyone interested in becoming a Habitat for Humanity homeowner. Interested person must attend an orientation session in order to receive an application. Orientation sessions are scheduled for:
Thursday, September 14, 5:30 p.m. via Zoom
Saturday, September 16, 10:00 a.m. via Zoom
Monday, September 18, 12:00 p.m. via Zoom
Meeting ID:          87176730431
Password:            648906
Dial by location:   (305) 224-1968
To qualify for the Habitat program:
  1. You must have been living in substandard housing in Escambia County, AL for at least one year. Substandard housing can be defined as structurally unsound, plumbing or electrical problems, unsafe environment or temporary (i.e. Section 8 or Housing Authority), overcrowding, renting, living with family member.
  2. You must have a stable verifiable income. Income limits vary due to family size.  Documentation verifying income must accompany your application.
  3. You must be willing to partner with Habitat for Humanity in building your home and the homes of others.  Each homeowner family is required to invest 450 “sweat equity” hours into the construction of their home and other Habitat homes.
  4. You must be willing to accept responsibility for repaying Habitat what it costs to build/renovate the home. Habitat for Humanity offers a 20 year no-interest mortgage.
For more information, please contact the Escambia County Habitat for Humanity office by phone or e-mail: 251-867-0095; habitat@escambiahfh.org.

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