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Habitat Accepting Applications for 2011 House

GRANBY – Habitat for Humanity of Grand County is seeking applicants for our 2011 Habitat house. Requests for application are available at local libraries, churches and post offices and on our website at http://www.habitatgrandcounty.org. The deadline for returning a request for application is August 31, 2010. 

Completed forms should be mailed to Habitat for Humanity of Grand County, P.O. Box 969, Granby, CO, 80446.

How does someone qualify for a Habitat house?

To qualify for a Habitat house an applicant must:

Have lived in Grand County for at least a year;

have an income of no more than 50 percent of the area median income ($40,800 for a family of three or $35,00 for a family of two); have sufficient income to pay a monthly mortgage payment; live in housing conditions that are not adequate for your family’s needs; and commit to contribute “sweat equity” toward the construction of the house – 200 hours from each adult in a family.

“Sweat equity” means the family selected is expected to contribute time and effort to help Habitat volunteers build the house and agree to help with various Habitat projects such as fundraising events and mailings. Each family member 18 years of age and older must contribute a minimum of 200 hours of sweat equity.

About Habitat for Humanity of Grand County

Our short-term goal is to consistently build one house per year, completing each house in one building season. Our-long term goal is to collaborate with the Grand County community to build a stock of affordable housing that will remain affordable for the long term.

 


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