Habitat for Humanity to hold orientation meeting

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) - The Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity is holding a family orientation meeting at the M. C. Riley Elementary School on Monday, Jan. 24. The meeting is for residents in the area who are interested in learning how to apply for a Habitat home.

"Many of our citizens live in substandard housing. In spite of working full time, home ownership escapes them. Habitat for Humanity is making a real difference in their lives, "said Family Selection Committee Chair Linda Ferguson in a news release. "Ownership of a Habitat house will provide hope for the future where there was once only despair. Habitat makes what seemed to be the impossible, a reality for so many hardworking people whose ultimate dream is a better quality of life for their families."

Applicants must go through a rigorous approval process and attend family workshops to prepare for home ownership. They must provide "sweat equity" on not only the construction of their own home, but for future homes as well. Habitat home owners must make mortgage payments back to Habitat to help fund future homes.

The Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity has completed the building of 62 homes in Brendan Woods in Bluffton.

Applications will be available at the meeting. For more information call 843.757.5864.

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