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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A good habit (at)

NEW HAVEN — Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven will hold an applicant information meeting for the Habitat Homebuyers Program from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 21, in the lower level Community Room at the Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Ave.
Free parking is available behind the library, off Daggett Street. No pre-registration is required.
The meeting will include details of how Habitat’s homeownership program works and its eligibility requirements. Pre-application materials will be available for families who are interested in applying. The Habitat Homebuyers Program is for first-time home buyers only. Applicants must earn 30 to 60 percent of the area median income to be eligible, and have good credit. Families selected for home ownership are required to put in 400 hours of "sweat equity" on the home and the home of another Habitat family.
Habitat plans to build eight homes in 2009. Since its founding in 1986, Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven has built or rehabbed 62 homes in New Haven, Hamden and Wallingford.
Founded in 1986, Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a non-profit organization dedicated to elimination of poverty housing through creation of home ownership opportunities for low-income, working families. Habitat builds and rehabilitates homes in New Haven County with the goal of creating safe, affordable homes that add to revitalization of city neighborhoods. Habitat accomplishes this by partnering with individuals, religious and civic organizations, local businesses and corporations. Habitat sells homes to partner families at no-profit, though 25-year, no 0%interest mortgages. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven, visit www.habitatgnh.org.

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