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HC Habitat for Humanity accepting housing applications through March

The Henry County Board of Habitat for Humanity is continuing to receive applications for next year?s housing program.


Applications can be found on Habitat?s website http://www.freewebs.com/hfhhenryctyia. The forms could also be found at the Fellowship Cup, The Mt. Pleasant Public Library and churches in Henry County.


All completed applications must be submitted by the end of March 2018.


To qualify for a habitat house, applicants must show proof that the family?s home is in a condition which threatens the health or welfare of the occupants. The family must also prove that it has been denied government assistance to obtain a mortgage or build a home.


The family must have a minimum household gross income of 25 percent of the current HUD limit in Henry County and must have a cash down payment and closing costs at between $1,600 and $1,800.


Once the application has been approved, the family must partner with Habitat by completing 300 to 500 hours of sweat equity before there is a closing on the house. They must properly maintain the home and must participate in Habitats Family Nurture Program, which includes financial counseling, household management education and homeowner association meetings.


Henry County Habitat for Humanity has completed 26 houses since its charter in 1994.