Habitat for Humanity homeowner session to be held in Lacombe

Habitat for Humanity Red Deer Region Society will be hosting a family selection information session at St. Andrew’s United Church

  • Nov. 5, 2015 8:00 a.m.

On Thursday, Nov. 19th, at 6:30 p.m. Habitat for Humanity Red Deer Region Society will be hosting a family selection information session at St. Andrew’s United Church (5226 51 Ave.) in Lacombe.

This family selection information session is the first step in allocating four new homes to qualified families in Lacombe.

All interested families are invited to attend the information session on Nov. 19th, to learn more about the selection process, eligibility requirements and applying for a Habitat home. All applicants must attend an information session before being considered for a Habitat home.

Habitat for Humanity Red Deer is a not-for-profit organization that works towards creating sustainable affordable housing in the Central Alberta area. The organization will be building four units (two duplexes) in the MacKenzie Ranch subdivision of Lacombe over this next year.

In June, the City of Lacombe entered into an agreement with Habitat for Humanity Red Deer for a $300,000 grant contribution from the City’s affordable housing project. The grant funds will cover for the costs of the land but more funds are still needed to construct the four homes.

All Lacombe residents interested in owning a Habitat home are encouraged to attend the session.

Eligibility for a Habitat for Humanity home ownership includes, but is not limited to: an annual gross family income of $37,234 to $51,272, Canadian citizenship or landed immigrant with at least three years permanent residency in Canada, the current living situation is either unsafe, unhealthy or overcrowded, currently spending greater than 30% of gross family income on rent, willing and able to accept and repay a Habitat mortgage, willing to contribute 500 hours of volunteer work to Habitat for Humanity.

Priority for these homes will go to current residents of Lacombe.

Eligible families interested in attending the information session on Nov. 19th at 6:30 p.m. can contact Janice Sibbeston at janice.sibbeston@habitatreddeer.ca or 403-309-6080 ext. 2 to RSVP.

 

 

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