After a hiatus of several years, Montgomery-based Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity will hold the first of two orientation meetings this week for prospective homeowners at 7 p.m. Thursday.
The second meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Both sessions will be held at , 1300 S. Broadway in Montgomery.
Spanish-language translation will be provided. The public is invited. Meeting attendance is requred to receive an application to become a homeowner partner.
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.
"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," Rev. Barrett said.
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.