The Mason County Habitat for Humanity Affiliate will begin their family selection process soon. Mason County HFH President Paul Branch invites everyone who is interested in becoming a Habitat homeowner to come to a Family Selection Workshop where our community partners will help you complete the application process. Workshops are scheduled for March 18, 24 and April 1 at 6:00 pm at the Eckert Civic Center.
“At Mason County Habitat for Humanity, we believe everyone deserves a decent, affordable place to live. We build a home in Mason County every year with hardworking, low-income families, outside volunteers and the local community. We then sell the homes at no profit with no or low interest mortgages to Habitat families, whom we have prepared to be successful homeowners. Habitat is not a giveaway program; it is a hand-up not a hand-out.”
To qualify, a family must meet the following criteria:
1) Have a demonstrated housing need based on unsafe or sub-standard housing. Examples: leaky roof, no indoor plumbing, inadequate heating, exposed electrical wires, overcrowding or other unsatisfactory conditions.
2) Have a steady income so that they can make their monthly mortgage payments.
3) Be willing to “partner” with Habitat by completing 200 hours of sweat equity for each adult that will be living in the house. Children under the age of 18 are encouraged to participate with the family in completing their sweat equity obligation.
4) Be a resident of Mason County or have worked in Mason County for a period of at least twelve months.
5) Posses decent credit demonstrating a history of timely payments and an ability to make timely monthly mortgage payments.
For more information about Mason County Habitat for Humanity or about the family selection process, please visit our website www.masoncountyhfh.org. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. MCHFH is an equal housing opportunity lender.