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.
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
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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