Habitat for Humanity seeks to unite family with Clarendon home

Warren County Habitat for Humanity is looking for a family in need of a home.

The organization is working on a project in Clarendon.

“Unfortunately, the partner family we had selected was not able to complete the requirements set by Habitat so we had to move forward with finding a new partner family,” Phil Gilbert, who serves on the Family Selection & Support Committee, said.

“Circumstances with our partner families do change and it forces us to find others that would quality for the projects,” Rocco DelPrince, who coordinates Habitat’s public relations, said.

Gilbert said that applications for prospective families are due by this Friday and can be completed online at habitatwarrenpa.org. Further, hardcopy applications are available at the Warren Public Library.

“In order to be selected, you must be willing to partner with us by completing a total of 200 hours of community service, known as ‘Sweat Equity,'” Gilbert said. “100 of those hours must be completed by you and members of the future household.”

There are also income requirements.

“You must also fall into income guidelines of 25 percent to 60 percent of Warren County’s median income,” Gilbert said. “You must also attend home ownership education courses as directed by Habitat for Humanity of Warren County. You will be responsible for purchasing the home from us in the form of an interest-free mortgage. You will not receive a free house from us.”

According to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau, median income for Warren County $44,977.

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