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Habitat provides a hand up – not a hand out!

Habitat-House-Dedication-ClarksvilleHabitat for Humanity of Montgomery County Tennessee is always accepting applications for its homeowner program. Executive director Shelby Logsdon said the non-profit Christian organization’s mission is to provide “a hand up, not a hand out” by partnering with qualified families to provide decent, safe, affordable housing.

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One of the most important criteria Habitat looks at in the application process is a family’s need for decent and affordable housing. Another is the family’s ability to pay the mortgage and utilities for a Habitat home. Habitat homes are provided to qualified families who are able to afford a zero-interest, 20-year mortgage.

“An important requirement of the program that applicants are able to be active partners,” said Logsdon. “A single adult is required to complete at least 250 hours of ‘sweat equity’ towards the construction of their home and the homes of other Habitat families. A family with two or more adults is required to complete at least 500 hours of sweat equity.” Participants must also participate in a monthly homeowner education seminar on subjects ranging from home repairs to budgeting. The goal of the program is to ease the transition from having a landlord to being a homeowner.

Logsdon notes that “Habitat is dependent on funding from the community to help continue building decent and affordable housing for Clarksville and Montgomery County.  Our housing ministry could not exist without the generous support of many community partners over the years and in the future.”

“Habitat has been building homes in here for over 20 years and yet there are still misconceptions about us in the community,” said Logsdon. “We are offering a hand up and not a hand out for our partner families through the pride involved with homeownership. No one should have to live in substandard housing and we continue to work to eliminate that in Clarksville and Montgomery County.”

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Habitat for Humanity is an equal opportunity housing lender and does not discriminate in the financing of homes based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or familial status.

Budweiser Donates to 2012 Women Build

March 21, 2012 – Clarksville, TN – Budweiser of Clarksville has donated $1000 to the Habitat for Humanity Women Build 2012 in an effort to raise $30,000 in sponsorships to build a new home for a qualified low-income Habitat partner family.

Women Build is a women-led committee dedicated to developing resources to build the home. Women from Montgomery County are dedicating their time and experience to raise funds and resources in their community for the effort. City Councilwoman Deanna McLaughlin is leading the campaign.

Click on the link below to read the entire article on ClarksvilleOnline.com

Clarksville, TN – Budweiser of Clarksville made a $1000 donation to Habitat for Humanity Women Build 2012

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Three Homes for Three Families

March 21, 2012 – Clarksville, TN— “The homes we are dedicating this month went to families who lost their previous homes due to weather,” Jennifer Kready, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, said.

Habitat For Humanity is a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian housing ministry that selects Families based on their need for housing, their ability to repay a mortgage, and their willingness to work in partnership with Habitat.

The Rushing, Tucker, and Fuller Families received the keys to their new homes after a lengthy application process, board approval, 300-500 hours of sweat equity, plus homeowner and financial counseling.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan was on hand to help dedicate the Rushing’s new home had these words to say, “On behalf of the City of Clarksville we glad to welcome you as new homeowners to the city.”

All the families were moved by the outpouring from the community and felt truly blessed to be the recipients of such a giving spirit.

“This is a new beginning for all of us and especially our kids,” Lynn Rushing said.

For over twenty years Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County has helped struggling families reach the dream of home ownership and have built more than 75 homes in the county.

John Davis Reporting – jdavis@clarksvillenow.com

Click here to read the full article on ClarksvilleNow.com from February 26, 2012–

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.—Habitat for Humanity hosted three home dedications for three deserving families Sunday.

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