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Habitat for Humanity of Union County is Now Accepting Applications for Houses!

posted Feb 17, 2012, 6:41 AM by Jonathan Watt

Habitat for Humanity of Union County is accepting applications for homeowners for two projects.  Project one is a two bedroom home ready for occupancy by Memorial Day, 2012.  The second a three or four bedroom home is scheduled for occupancy in January 2013.   If your family or a family you know is in need of decent, affordable housing please contact:

Habitat for Humanity of Union County
c/o Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
800 N Sumner Ave
Creston, Iowa 50801

Phone: 641-782-5095 ext 4 (Pastor Watt)

Applicants are required to meet several qualifications to ensure success. Each Habitat affiliate has its own guidelines. In general, prospective homeowners must:

  • Be citizens or legal residents.
  • Prove steady income.
  • Have good credit.
  • Earn a monthly income that falls within minimum and maximum limits, depending on household size.
  • Sustain a savings account over a specified period of time.

In addition, each partner family will be required to:

  • Invest sweat-equity hours in building his/her home and others.
  • Make an affordable down payment.
  • Make timely mortgage payments.
  • Attend homeowner education classes.