Habitat for Humanity accepting applications

TUPELO – Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications from people who want to become partners and receive quality, affordable housing through the program.
Informational meetings at which potential partners can apply will be held today at 6 p.m. and Friday at 1 p.m. at the nonprofit’s office at 213 W. Main St., in the CREATE building.
Since 1984, Northeast Mississippi Habitat for Humanity has partnered with low-income residents of Lee County to build nearly 100 homes.
In addition to making monthly mortgage payments, partners complete 300 hours of “sweat equity,” helping build their own homes and those of others.
“We’re not really emergency housing or disaster relief, but rather an organization that works primarily with low-income, working people who have a hard time affording good housing,” said director Donna Jarrell.
Habitat currently is working with partners to build five homes in Lee County, and at any given time as many as 15 applicants are on the organization’s waiting list.
Among other requirements, applicants must have lived in Lee County for more than a year, must have lived on their own and not with a parent or relative for at least 12 months, must have worked at the same job for more than one year and must earn at least $1,000 per month.
Habitat also works on a case-by-case basis with those receiving disability.
Contact Galen Holley at (662) 678-1510 or galen.holley@journalinc.com.

What’s needed
– Habitat for Humanity’s informational meetings are requirements for those wishing to apply for housing. Applicants should take a Social Security card for everyone in their household, as well as proof of all income
and current bills. For more information, call
(662) 842-4675.

Galen Holley/NEMS Daily Journal

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