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Housatonic Habitat For Humanity Looks For Applicants For Danbury Condos

Kathy Simmons tells her family's story of how Housatonic Habitat helped to change their lives. Visit us at http://www.housatonichabitat.org for more information.
Kathy Simmons tells her family's story of how Housatonic Habitat helped to change their lives. Visit us at http://www.housatonichabitat.org for more information. Video Credit: housatonichabitat10

DANBURY, Conn. – Housatonic Habitat for Humanity is holding mandatory information sessions next week to explain its homeowner application process.

The sessions will explain the application and selection process for the affiliate's upcoming new construction in New Milford as well as for a recently completed condominium unit in Danbury.

Families interested in becoming a Habitat homeowner must attend one of these sessions:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 7 Whittlesey Ave., New Milford
  • Saturday, Nov. 1 at 1 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 7 Whittlesey Ave., New Milford
  • Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 25 West St., Danbury
  • Saturday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 25 West St., Danbury

"We are looking for families who qualify to buy a Habitat home. There are three main qualifications: You must live or work in in our 15 town affiliate area; have a job with a minimum family income in the $45,000 to $50,000 range; and have demonstrated a need for simple, decent and affordable housing," said Housatonic Habitat Executive Director Fran Norman. "We are offering a hand up, not a hand out."

Housatonic Habitat has built 27 homes in the area since it was founded in 1991.

"People who are applying to see if they qualify to purchase a house from Housatonic Habitat for Humanity must show a need for better housing and be able to make monthly mortgage payments," said Family Selection Chair Ernest Lehman. "  Habitat would like to accept everyone who qualifies, but unfortunately we can only afford to build a certain number of houses."

For more information: info@housatonichabitat.org or  call (203) 744-1340.

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