Habitat taking applications for upcoming homes
Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley is now accepting homeowner applications for two homes. One will be located in Basalt, on Homestead Drive, and the other will be built in the Keator Grove community in Carbondale. Both are scheduled to start construction in early 2015. Applications will be accepted through Friday, Dec. 5th.
Applications are available online at the website or in person at the Habitat ReStore on H’wy 82, or 120 Midland Ave., in Glenwood Springs. A volunteer selection committee chooses homeowners based on their level of need, their willingness to become partners in the program and their ability to repay a low-interest mortgage. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents who have lived or worked in the extended Roaring Fork Valley (Aspen-Parachute) for at least the last year. For more information about the Habitat homeowner application process, go to HabitatRoaringFork.org/apply or call Geneva Farr, Director of Family Services at 309-3088.
“Don’t hesitate to pursue this great opportunity!,” Farr said. “So often we hear people don’t apply because they don’t think there is a chance that they will be selected. But what if you are selected, how different will your life look in 12 months, 5 years, 10 years… if you take that next step and fill out an application?”
“Our program is a hand-up, not a hand-out. It is key that we select families who are ready to make a monumental change for their family. We have found owning your own home changes many facets in the lives of these families and their children. Having a stable living environment goes beyond the four walls they call home; it builds more confident and invested community members, students with a desire to succeed, and employees who can give their undivided attention at work,” added Habitat Roaring Fork President Scott Gilbert. “If you know someone who would be a good fit for our homeownership program, please encourage them to apply!”
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