Habitat for Humanity of Washington County will hold an orientation/information session Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Habitat office, 100 Charles St. in Hagerstown, for those interested in becoming homeowners.
Habitat for Humanity is a hand up, not a handout. Houses are sold to approved families through a no-profit, no-interest loan, which the family repays with affordable monthly payments.
Applicants must be residents of Washington County for at least one year; must be in need of affordable, decent housing; must meet Habitat’s income guidelines and unable to obtain a home mortgage through conventional means; and must be willing to partner with Habitat.
Most questions regarding the Habitat homeownership program can be answered through the orientation process.
Habitat is a volunteer based and donation- driven organization. Research has shown that a safe, affordable place to live has a profound effect on nutrition, health, childhood education and relationships. These facts make housing a primary concern for the community.
With the support of the community, Habitat seeks to strengthen the community.
For more information, call Jessica Scott, program director, at 301-791-9009, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.habitat-wc.org.