County Habitat For Humanity Needs a Few Good Families
Macomb County Habitat for Humanity is trying to recruit 30 more partner families for their home building and reconstruction projects in Macomb County.
“Last year we completed 11 homes. This year, thanks to government funding and the generosity of donors we are aiming to complete 47 homes,” says Cheryl Furtak, Macomb Habitat’s Executive Director.
The ultimate goal is to give Macomb County families in need a chance to own safe and affordable housing. As fa result, Habitat is accepting applications for 24 new partner families.
According to a news release, many families don't apply because they thinkg they don't qualify, but here are the criteria, straight from Habitat:
- Must live or work in Macomb County for six months or have ties to the county·
- Have a minimum income level of $18,000-$20,000 per year.
- Have a willingness to partner in the program through sweat equity, courses and volunteer services.
- Have a need for adequate shelter (i.e., substandard housing, size of present dwelling, temporary housing, or excessive cost of housing).
"Habitat partner families have a vested interest in the process,” says Kristine DeWitt, Habitat’s Family Services Manager. “All of our partner families participate in budgeting, financial, and homeownership classes and put in 250 sweat equity hours per adult on a job site and various other activities.”
Families are also expected to apply a nominal down payment at closing.
Call Rebecca Kandt at 586-263-1540 ext. 125 or stop by the Habitat office at 130 North Groesbeck, Mount Clemens, to fill out an application.