- Northern Illinois to get $8.3 million for state construction projects
- Tree-lighting festival kicks off holiday season in Machesney Park
- Roscoe Boy Scout Troop’s tree stand at new location
- Tips for selecting safe toys for kids this holiday season
- Prayer service for World AIDS Day Nov. 30
- Food Bank joins national #GivingTuesday movement
- Lee Hamilton: What lies ahead for Congress
- Rockford Public Schools faces $8.8 deficit, board OKs flat tax, HR chief
- Literary Hook: A holiday tradition: ‘This Thanksgiving, Remember’
- Cold snap does not negate global warming
Home Ownership News: Application seminar for Habitat program set for Aug. 18
Rockford Area Habitat for Humanity (RAHFH) will be accepting applications from potential homebuyers at a seminar Aug. 18. The homes will be built during the summer of 2013.
To be considered for the homeownership program, an applicant must prove a minimum annual household income of at least $19,200, along with a credit score of 525 or higher and debt ratio of 36 percent or less. The homebuyer must complete at least 300 hours of sweat equity labor in the construction of the home.
Upon completion, homes will be sold at cost. RAHFH offers a zero-interest loan to qualified families. Mortgage payments range from $475 to $525 per month, and include property taxes and insurance.
RAHFH is a nonprofit, ecumenical, Christian housing organization that builds simple, decent and affordable homes with low-income families through partnerships with the community. RAHFH has been serving Winnebago County since 1988, and has built 94 homes in partnership with families in need. For more information, visit www.rockfordhabitat.org.
From the Aug. 15-21, 2012, issue