Habitat for Humanity seeks potential homeowners for next build; application meetings scheduled

This 2018 file photo shows the groundbreaking ceremony for the 23rd Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah home, June 21, 2018, Washington City, Utah | Photo courtesy of Lil Barron, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah recently announced its next home build – this time in Enterprise. The organization is looking for potential homeowners willing to partner with Habitat in this process. Two application meetings have been scheduled for those who want to learn more: Thursday in Enterprise and Saturday in St. George.

Volunteers, partners and new occupants of the 22nd home for Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah celebrate the dedication of a Hurricane, Utah, home, March 29, 2018 | File photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah, St. George News

“We are so thrilled to be opening the application process once again and to build in Enterprise,” Linda Baker, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah, said in a press release. “This is new area for us, and we are grateful for this opportunity.”

Thursday’s meeting will be held at the Enterprise Utah Library, 393 S. 200 East, from 5- 7 p.m., and the Saturday meeting will be at the Habitat Restore, 835 S. Bluff St., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

At the meeting, potential Habitat homebuyers will learn all about the process of applying for a home and what it takes to qualify, and they will receive the application.

According to the press release, potential homebuyers must be in need of better housing. They might be currently dealing with poorly made, unhealthy or inadequate housing, unaffordable rent, homes inaccessible for their disabilities, or other shelter issues.

Read more: Habitat for Humanity chooses single mother of 4 to receive its 23rd home

Program participants must be willing to partner with Habitat and put in 250 sweat-equity hours per adult, helping to build their home. Finally they must be able to pay an affordable mortgage; these mortgage payments cycle back into the community to build and repair more affordable homes.

For more information and 2018 HUD income requirements, go to the Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah website.

Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah was established in May 1998 for the purpose of building safe, decent, affordable housing in partnership with families in Washington County who fall between 50-80 percent of the area median income. Habitat for Humanity’s stated shared vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

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