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Families Needed

Benton County Habitat For Humanity seeks applicants for homes

Posted: July 3, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.

"Getting this house lifted a huge weight off our shoulders," said Brandon Woodell.

Fast Facts

Qualifications

Habitat For Humanity of Benton County has a list of requirements families must meet in order to qualify for a home:

• Be either a U.S. citizen or legal resident

• Have lived or worked in Benton County for at least one year

• No bankruptcies in the last seven years

• No items in collections on credit report

• Have steady, legitimate income

• Meet income guidelines

•• Family of one — $12,500-$20,850

•• Family of two — $14,300-$23,800

•• Family of three — $16,100-$26,800

•• Family of four — $17,850-$29,750

•• Family of five — $19,300-$32,150

•• Family of six — $20,750-$34,550

•• Family of seven — $22,150-$36,900

•• Family of eight — $23,600-$39,300

Also, each family is required to pay a $600 down payment, work 400 sweat equity hours and work with a credit counseling service and a financial planner.

The organization follows income guidelines for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Source: Habitat For Humanity

At A Glance

Habitat for Humanity of Benton County

Office and Restore

Where: 1212 N. Walton Blvd. in Bentonville

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Store Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday

Phone: (479) 273-3638

Fax: (479) 273-3622

Website: habitatbentoncounty.org

At A Glance

2014 Apostles Build

The fourth annual Apostles Build is slated to begin in September. The build, which is sponsored by churches — representing the 12 Apostles — takes 10-12 weeks to complete. The partnering churches contribute money and/or time.

For the build in September, the organization is in need of more apostles. Any church that wants to participate may call the Habitat office at (479) 273-3638 for more information.

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