Habitat for Humanity application seminar Sept. 8

Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity (RAHFH) will accept applications for families interested in homeownership in 2008 at an application seminar Saturday, Sept. 8. The seminar location is the Northwest Community Center, 1325 N. Johnston Ave., Rockford, at 9 a.m. RAHFH plans to build six homes in Rockford’s northwest side beginning in May 2008.

Qualified applicants must have a minimum household income of $19,200 per year, be willing to work 300 hours toward building their home, and cannot own a home. Proof of income through pay stubs, income tax returns, etc., is required. Contact the office at (815) 636-4573 to learn what materials are needed to apply.

Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity, incorporated in 1987, is an ecumenical Christian housing ministry that works in partnership with people in need of decent shelter to build simple, affordable houses. Habitat homeowners purchase their houses through no-profit, no-interest mortgages while contributing hundreds of hours of “sweat equity” labor working on the homes.

For more information, call (815) 636-4573 or go to www.rockfordhabitat.org. from the Sept. 5 – Sept. 11, 2007, issue

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