Families interested in partnering with Habitat for Humanity needed

Application to partner with Habitat for Humanity Otsego County open until June 2, 2019 Information session to be held April 27 in Oneonta Habitat for Humanity Otsego County (HFHOC) calls for applicants for potential partner families. The application for interested potential partner families opens on April 2, 2019 and the deadline is June 2, 2019.

Otsego County residents who have an interest in living in a Habitat for Humanity home in the future should apply. The applications and additional information can be obtained by emailing habitatotsego@gmail.com , by calling the office at 607-432-7874, or via a written request to HFHOC, 403B Chestnut St., Oneonta NY 13820.

Application criteria include a need for housing, willingness to partner, and income/credit guidelines.A Homeowner Selection Information Session will be held April 27, 2019 at 4:45 p.m. at the Habitat house under construction at McFarland Meadows located on Rt 205 in Oneonta. Families who are selected to partner with HFHOC will be assisted in completing the steps in purchasing a home, including the application for a low-interest mortgage. Local volunteers provide the majority of labor, so our homes are sold to partner families at extremely attractive prices!

It takes about two years from the time an applicant is accepted to the home’s completion. This allows time for partner families to prepare for homeownership and to complete required homeownership education, as well as time for a house to be built. HFHOC’s Homeowner Support Committee act as mentors throughout the entire process. ###Habitat for Humanity Otsego County (HFHOC) is a non-profit, faith-based organization that is financed through donations to build simple, decent affordable homes using volunteer labor. Our purpose is to build homes and partner with low to moderate income families so that they may successfully qualify for an affordable mortgage in order to purchase one of our homes.

Our goal is to create housing opportunities for those who could not otherwise afford to purchase a home. HFHOC was established in 1989 with the mission of putting God’s love into action believing that every family has the right to a simple, decent, affordable home. HFHOC is governed by volunteer board of directors and builds on average one home per year. HFHOC provides volunteer opportunities for local residents and is proud to support Otsego County families in building strong families and strong communities.