Habitat Now Accepting Applications for New Homes

10/06/2011

For Immediate Release      

Contact: Business Office

Telephone: 828-694-0340


Habitat Now Accepting Applications for New Homes

Henderson County Habitat for Humanity is actively seeking families to build and occupy new homes in Henderson County.  Our current community is Shuey Knolls located on U.S. 64 East in Edneyville across from the Edneyville General Store. 

The applicant must have four years of work/income and credit history and have lived or workied in Henderson County for at least one year.  To qualify for Habitat Housing, a family must live in substandard or inadequate housing and have a stable income of between 30% and 70 % of the Henderson County median income ( i. e. $17,300 to $40,300 for a family of four). All family members who will be living in the home must be U. S. Citizens or Permanent Legal U.S. Residents.

A family must be willing to invest a minimum of 400 hours of sweat equity in helping us build your home.  A home is sold by Habitat to the family at no profit and financed with a no-interest loan from Habitat.

Habitat builds three and four bedroom homes with two full baths.  Nine homes are planned for 2011.  Partner families are selected on the basis of need.

Henderson County Habitat for Humanity, Inc. follows HUD guidelines: It is illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status (having one or more children), or national origin.

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit Christian Housing Ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing. 

For a pre-application or more information please call the Habitat Business Office at  828-694-0340.