Required orientation sessions offered April 15-17
LONGVIEW -- Orientation sessions for anyone interested in applying for home ownership in partnership with Longview Habitat for Humanity have been scheduled April 15-17.
Applicants are required to attend one orientation session and may choose any of those below:
Sunday, April 15th 3:00 p.m.
Monday, April 16th 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 17th 7:00 p.m. (presented in Spanish)
All sessions will be held in the Stamper Park Resource Center at 502 S. Center St.
For additional information about the requirements for participation in the homeownership program, visit www.longviewhabitat.org and click on "Apply for a Home" in the menu bar on the left side of the page.
“Habitat is a hand up, not a hand out,” LHFH Executive Director Kelly Watson said. “In addition to the 350 hour sweat equity requirement, homeowners must be able to make their mortgage payments.”
The group builds four new homes each year, working with low-income families to build decent housing that would otherwise be unaffordable. Habitat’s reliance on volunteer labor and donated materials significantly lowers cost for new homeowners. LHFH makes no profit on the homes and charges no interest on their 20-30 year mortgages. Families make a 1% down payment. Monthly payments range from $350-400 and include property taxes and insurance.