And as she revealed Monday, the local branch of Habitat is now accepting applications for those interested in becoming Habitat homeowners. The three requirements are pretty simple and straightforward. You must have a need for a decent, affordable home; have the ability to pay for one; and be willing to work in partnership with Habitat.
If you live in substandard housing; are faced with overcrowding; live in temporary or public housing; or you’re paying an unaffordable amount for housing, then you may qualify for Habitat’s homeownership program. You must be able to pay an affordable mortgage of 20 to 30 years and have a stable income.
What Habitat calls “sweat equity” is a big part of its program. You must complete a set number of sweat equity hours; attend financial and homebuyer education courses; help with the construction of your house and other such Habitat homes; complete installment payments toward required closing costs; and you must have worked in Lincoln County for the past year.
To learn more, check out the Website at www.habitatlcnc.org and see the link for apps and qualifications. You may also call the Habitat office at (704) 748-1800.
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