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Habitat reaching out to Lawrence County in home program

Published 12:08am Sunday, July 28, 2013

SOUTH POINT — Anyone who never thought they could own their own home may find help at the upcoming applicants seminar of the Huntington, W.Va., area Habitat for Humanity.

The seminar is the first step in becoming part of the Habitat process where individuals help build their own home through sweat equity. It will start at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Chamber of Commerce in South Point.

“We have a lot of folks who have been renters all their life,” David Michael, executive director of Habitat, said. “Some have been homeless. They may be living doubled up with relatives. They may have thought home ownership was not attainable for them. We offer that alternative for them.”

About a year ago, the Huntington-based organization was approved to build houses in Lawrence County.

“We have two families through the application process and are working on acquiring a couple pieces of property,” Michael said.

Recently Habitat submitted a grant application for $62,000 to Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati to fund homes in Lawrence County.

There will be a 20-minute Power Point presentation on Habitat and the application process. Then applications will be distributed.

This will be the second applicants seminar in Lawrence County. The seminar is free and pre-registration is not required.

 

 

 

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