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Clarksville’s Habitat for Humanity accepting applications from families in need

 

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County TennesseeClarksville, TN – Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County Tennessee is currently accepting applications for its homeowner program.

Executive director Shelby Logsdon reminds the community that the non-profit Christian organization’s mission is to provide “a hand up, not a hand out” by partnering with qualified families to provide decent, safe, affordable housing.

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County Tennessee accepting applications.

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County Tennessee accepting applications.

One of the most important criteria Habitat looks at in the application process is a family’s need for decent and affordable housing.

Another is the family’s ability to pay the mortgage and utilities for a Habitat home. Habitat homes are provided to qualified families who are able to afford a zero-interest, 20-year mortgage.

“An important requirement of the program is that applicants are able to be active partners,” said Logsdon. “A single adult is required to complete at least 250 hours of ‘sweat equity’ towards the construction of their home and the homes of other Habitat families. A family with two or more adults is required to complete at least 500 hours of sweat equity.” Participants must also participate in a monthly homeowner education seminar on subjects ranging from home repairs to budgeting. The goal of the program is to ease the transition from having a landlord to being a homeowner.

Logsdon notes that “Habitat is dependent on funding from the community to help continue building decent and affordable housing for Clarksville and Montgomery County. Our housing ministry could not exist without the generous support of many community partners over the years, now and in the future.”

“Habitat has been building homes in here for 22 years and yet there are still misconceptions about us in the community,” said Logsdon. “We are offering a hand-up and not a hand-out for our partner families through the pride involved with homeownership. No one should have to live in substandard housing and we continue to work to eliminate that in Clarksville and Montgomery County.”

Habitat for Humanity is an equal opportunity housing lender and does not discriminate in the financing of homes based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or familial status.

About Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, TN

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County TennesseeSince 1992, Habitat has partnered with 86 qualified applicants who invest sweat equity into building simple, decent and affordable housing to achieve homeownership through a twenty-year, zero-interest mortgage. Habitat collaborates with faith, civic, and business organizations who envision neighborhood revitalization through new home construction.

Please contact the Affiliate office at 931.645.4222 or info@habitatmctn.org or for more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.habitatmctn.org, or follow us at www.facebook.com/hfhmctn or at www.twitter.com/habitatmc.

About Habitat for Humanity International

Habitat for HumanityHabitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing organization that seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 600,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.

For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.habitat.org, or follow us at www.facebook.com/habitat or at www.twitter.com/habitat_org or join Habitat’s blog community at www.habitat.org/blog


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