Habitat For Humanity Looking for Applications

Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County, MO, Inc. is seeking applicants to apply for a home in New Haven. There will be an informational meeting on February 23, 2013, at 9:30 am, at the Riverfront Cultural Society in Downtown New Haven where there will be representatives from Habitat to answer any questions and to help with applications.

Applications are available at libraries in New Haven, Gerald, Pacific, Sullivan, St. Clair, Union and Washington. If unable to obtain applications at one of the locations listed above, please phone the Habitat office at 636-583-1020 and leave your name and address on the answering machine, or request by mail at Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County, P.O. Box 178, Union, MO 63084. Applications may be downloaded on line at www.franklincountyhabitat.com Application deadline is April 1, 2013.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

1. Applicants must have a need for housing and be unable to obtain conventional financing due to limited income.
2. Applicants must have enough income to repay the Habitat mortgage and monthly living expenses, and must have an acceptable credit history.
3. Applicants must be willing to partner with Habitat which includes working at least 300 hours to help in building Habitat homes.
4. Applicants must be willing to undergo a criminal background check. This does not automatically disqualify an applicant for consideration.

Applicants must also fall within income guidelines.

Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County, MO, Inc. is an equal opportunity lender. Habitat is pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. Habitat encourages and supports an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.

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