Habitat for Humanity informational meeting
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MATTAPOISETT — Applications are available now for a 1,256 square foot, 3-bedroom Habitat for Humanity home located at 153 Fairhaven Road, Mattapoisett. The house price is $170,000. The application deadline is September 18 by 3 p.m.
Applicant households must be income-eligible. Families must fall into the following guidelines, 30% to 60% of the area median income as adjusted by household size: two-person household should be $22,200 to $44,400; three-person household should be $25,000 to $49,980; four-person household should be $27,750 to $55,500; five-person household should be $30,000 to $59,940; and six-person household should be $32,200 to $64,380.
Also, families must live or work in the Buzzards Bay area Habitat for Humanity service area (Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Rochester, Wareham, and Westport), have a critical need for a decent affordable home, be willing to partner with Habitat in the construction of their home (i.e., work side-by-side for at least 300 “sweat equity” hours with volunteers, or serve the affiliate in other ways), and make an estimated monthly mortgage payment of $1,000, which includes escrow for taxes and homeowner’s insurance.
Habitat for Humanity encourages applicants to attend one of two informational meetings, held at the Mattapoisett Public Library. One meeting will be held Thursday, Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. and the second will be held Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m.
Pick up an application at the informational meetings or at the Habitat for Humanity office at 8 County Road, Suite 2 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Applicants can also find an application at www.BuzzardsBayHabitat.org or by calling 508.758.4517 to have an application emailed or mailed to them.
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