Habitat for Humanity invites applicants for 2013 homes

Image by Chris Caldwell, St. George News

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah is seeking two low-income families for its next two homes. Families are chosen on their need for decent housing, their ability to make payments on an affordable no-profit, no-interest mortgage, and their willingness to be active partners with Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah.

Interested applicants must attend a mandatory application meeting at 7 p.m. on June 13. One of the families chosen must be a veteran’s, as Habitat is partnering with local veterans groups to build a home for a service-disabled veteran or spouse.

“We are honored to work alongside local servicemen and the community to build a home for someone that has served and sacrificed for our country,” Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah Executive Director Michael Gburski said.

Through the use of volunteer labor and donations of money and material from the community, Habitat is able to provide low-income families in Washington County an affordable place to live and raise a family.

The selected families will be required to invest “sweat equity” hours into the construction of the homes and make regular mortgage payments. The program offers deserving families a hand-up and an opportunity to improve their lives. The program’s primary goal is to provide affordable housing for a low-income family that is functional, safe and easy to maintain.

About Habitat for Humanity International: Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit housing organization and nondenominational Christian ministry that builds modest, affordable homes in partnership with communities and qualifying home buyers in need of decent, safe and affordable housing.

About Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah: Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah is an independently organized local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International that serves Washington County. Incorporated in 1998, the program has built 18 homes to date, providing decent, affordable shelter for 88 people in the area.

Event recap

What: Mandatory application meeting

When: June 13, 7 p.m.

Where: 1070 W 1600 S, Bldg B, in St George (Five County Association of Governments building)

Opportunity: Applicants who attend the meeting may apply for the 2013 homes only

Contact: Email habitat@ifox.com / Telephone 435-674-7669   

Website: Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah

Submitted by: Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah

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Image by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
Image by Chris Caldwell, St. George News

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