Habitat for Humanity accepting applications for new homes in area 

Published 11:19 am Thursday, May 18, 2023

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Thermal Belt Habitat for Humanity announced that it is accepting applications for homeownership, and says it is building in Polk County and Landrum.

Thermal Belt Habitat for Humanity works to eliminate barriers to a better, healthier more financially stable life. Future homeowners who earn between 30% to 80% of the area median income, demonstrate a need, the ability to pay, and a willingness to partner qualify for a Habitat home. 

Partnership with Habitat includes contributing at least 300 hours in “sweat equity,” saving for closing costs and completing homebuyer education courses.   

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“We know children of homeowners compared to children of renters are 116% more likely to graduate from college and are 59% more likely to own a home within 10 years of moving from their parent’s home,” said Linda Saturno, President and CEO of Thermal Belt Habitat for Humanity. “Homeownership also results in a better quality of life and the equity in the home creates generational wealth, which is why Habitat works so diligently to help families achieve homeownership.”  

Homeownership dreams are achievable when partnering with Thermal Belt Habitat for Humanity.  

If interested in applying for a Habitat home, contact Ruth Simons at (828) 694-0340 ext.115 or email rsimons@habitat-hvl.org, or stop by the Thermal Belt Habitat for Humanity office at 40 E. Mills St. in Columbus.


Submitted by Linda Corns