LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The offer of a lifetime is being extended to local families in need by Habitat for Humanity, who are starting a housing rehab project in Sparta and building a house from scratch in Groveland Station.
According to a press release from Patrick Rountree, President of Livingston County Habitat for Humanity, interested families should call (585) 335-5634 or print the form available here to request an application.
Habitat says that they select families based on need, ability to pay a mortgage, and willingness to put in ‘sweat equity’ by actually helping to construct the home.
Habitat seeks families that are currently homeless or live in overcrowded, poorly maintained homes in dangerous neighborhoods.
Prospective homeowners must be able to pay rent and other bills on time, meet income guidelines and have stable income without a lot of debt.
Habitat for Humanity’s vision is to eradicate create as much housing for families in need as possible, and are currently working on building multiple homes in Livingston County.
There are 14 other currently available homes in Livingston County, which are in Hunt, Livonia, Piffard, Mount Morris, Avon, and Caledonia.
Another home is currently under construction in Avon, a super energy-efficient ‘airtight’ house that is anticipated to have an annual heating bill of $200.