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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Habitat for Humanity reminding community that homes given to ‘gainfully employed’

Habitat for Humanity of Marion County is reminding residents of the community that it does not give homes away.

The organization took to social media to make the announcement this week, after making two local residents new homeowners last week.

“We offer hard working people who could not otherwise afford a home a hand up toward homeownership,” reads a post from both the organization’s Facebook page and website. “Our homeowners are hardworking individuals who are gainfully employed, many at more than one job, and typically spend more than half their income on housing.”

The organization goes on to explain that like all homeowners, those who receive Habitat for Humanity homes put their funds toward closing costs, paying a mortgage, and maintaining all the responsibilities that come with owning a home, including paying insurance and taxes.

“Our affordable housing program is underwritten by grants, donations and a generation of homeowners paying their mortgages,” reads the post.

For more information on the organization, or to apply for the possibility of qualifying for assistance with a home, visit the Habitat for Humanity of Marion County website.