Habitat for Humanity Carter Work Project: Looking for Applicants!
(September 21, 2017)— Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County is recruiting future homeowners for the “Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project” homes being built August 26-31st, 2018. Attend a Habitat Application Meeting to learn about the Habitat program, receive your application, and take the first step on your journey to homeownership. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a part of a special event and build your own home alongside thousands of volunteers, including President and Mrs. Carter.
Since 1984, President and Mrs. Carter have traveled around the world every year with Habitat, donating their time and voices to build and improve homes as well as raise awareness of the critical need for decent and affordable housing. Inspiring millions over the last three decades, President and Mrs. Carter have worked alongside more than 100,000 volunteers in 14 countries to build, renovate and repair more than 4,000 homes.
We partner with families in need of decent housing and give them a chance to purchase their homes with an affordable mortgage. They will have an opportunity to not only own a home; but also build their own homes via our Sweat Equity program. A future homeowner’s sweat equity also includes taking classes to prepare for homeownership, working on Habitat build sites, and volunteering at our ReStores.
There are three criteria for acceptance into the Habitat Homeownership Program: ability to pay, need for housing, and willingness to partner. Visit our website, www.hfhsjc.org/homeownership, for our qualification guidelines.
“It’s a hand up, not a handout,” said Jay and Elizabeth, who purchased their Habitat home in 2016. “That phrase, and the action and attitude of this organization, changed our family’s life forever.”