Habitat for Humanity information, application disgtribution
Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity will hold an orientation and application-distribution meeting for prospective homeowners at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21, at Genesis Community Church, 1300 S. Broadway in Montgomery.
Spanish-language translation will be provided. The public is
invited. Meeting attendance is requred to receive an application.
Rev. Jeffrey Barrett, Fox Valley Habitat executive director and Genesis church pastor, will preside. He will be assisted by Ron Kelso, Habitat vice president; and Samantha Krilich, chair of the Family Selection Committee. A
current Habitat homeowner is also expected to attend.
Rev. Barrett said, "At these meetings, future homeowners will hear about Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity and its’mission of Home Ownership for God’s people in need."
He said Habitat's program is open to area residents unable to obtain adequate housing through
conventional means. Applicants must have a steady low- to medium income, be able to pay a
no-interest mortgage and to give 350 to 500 hours of sweat equity--volunteer work--on their or other Habitat homes.
To qualify for consideration, applicants must complete an application under deadlines; provide supplemental documentation as required; complete 10 Hours of sweat equity before selection; be interviewed by the Family Selection Committee; and be approved by the Fox Valley Habitat board of directors.
According to Rev. Barrett, approved applicants receive home ownership through rehab or new construction; a no-interest mortgage; payments tailored to ability to pay; stable home environment; building of financial equity; and new friendships for life.
About Fox Valley HaHabitat for Humanity
Fox Valley Habitat is an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, 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 1989, Fox Valley Habitat has served 46 Aurora and Montgomery 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, call (630) 859-3333, email email@example.com, or visit foxvalleyhabitat.org.