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Habitat for Humanity bring Good News to a Michigan City Family
Michigan City, IN
05/20/2020 01:51 PM
The Jacksons, a family of 6, worked hard for two years to meet the requirements for a Habitat home. Homes are a ‘hand up, not a hand out’. The family ‘partners’ with Habitat to build alongside volunteers from the community and local businesses. The affordable zero% interest mortgage allows low repayments which are ‘recycled’ and contribute towards the cost of the next Habitat home.  

If you want to give-back to your community, Habitat welcomes volunteers with all levels of skill. “Step up and come for a day - bring friends. Everyone has something to offer. This is one way to help a family in-need and improve your community at the same time”.”

This is the largest home LaPorte Habitat have built. “I appeal to local business to come forward with donations of new materials and for individuals to contribute time and money. This is a big project. We need your support now more than ever”

 “This year’s build will be different. We make building a house into a team-work-social event so the next few weeks are unknown; we take the safety and protection of our volunteers very seriously. But despite the strict on-site social distancing restrictions our dedicated volunteers are already keen to show up – we will allow only one work team or group at a time”.

Habitat for Humanity have been building homes in LaPorte County for over 30 years. Prospective homeowners must demonstrate a need for safe, affordable housing, have an income and sound credit history. It is challenging to find affordable, quality housing in our community. “We are the only organization in LaPorte County offering this opportunity of homeownership for families; it is a life changing event. Our families say they have made at least one trade-off in order to cover their rent or mortgage - take a second job, cut back on health care and healthy food and move to less-safe neighborhoods. We provide an opportunity to break this struggle and provide a decent place our families can call home.

LaPorte County Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, the largest non-for-profit private home builder in the U.S.

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