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February 11, 2014

Families can apply for Habitat project

CLINTON — Habitat for Humanity – Clinton County is looking for applicants for its next home to be built in 2015.

Applicant families will be considered on three criteria which include: current housing situation is substandard or inadequate for the family; an ability to pay by proving family income is above approximately $26,000 annually; and a willingness to partner with Habitat by putting sweat equity into building the home, taking classes in financial planning, and other activities geared toward making home ownership successful.

Families who are interested in learning more about this opportunity should attend one of the upcoming informational meetings. Attendance at the meeting is the first step in the home building process, and it is the only way to obtain an application. Locations are as follows:

n Saturday, Feb. 15,from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 439 Third Ave. South, Clinton,

n Thursday, Feb. 20, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Central Community High School, 519 E. 11th St., DeWitt, (North Atrium Doors).

Habitat for Humanity, Inc. is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate substandard housing by partnering with low-income families to build or renovate adequate, affordable housing that is sold to the partner family without profit or interest.

In selecting partner families, Habitat for Humanity of Clinton County, Inc. will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.

For more information, call the Habitat office at 242-4494 or email clintoncountyiowahabitat@yahoo.com. Visit the website www.clintoncountyhabitat.com.

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