Do you live in Johnston County and need an affordable home? Habitat for Humanity wants to help.
Habitat for Humanity in Johnston and Wake counties is looking for a Johnston resident to help build and then buy an affordable home in Clayton next year.
“There are hundreds of families in Johnston County in need of a safe, affordable home,” said Christin Murphy of Habitat. “This is a tremendous opportunity for a family to have a place of their own, achieve the dream of homeownership, and gain all of the advantages that come with a stable home.”
Construction is set to begin in January, and the process to be considered for the home begins with an online application at www.habitatwake.org/apply.
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All Habitat homeowners must fulfill income requirements, have good credit, complete education in budget planning and home maintenance and agree to volunteer with Habitat to earn “sweat equity” hours.
Homeowners also pay closing costs and will be responsible for mortgage payments that total no more than 30 percent of their income. For the home in Clayton, the potential homeowner must already be a Johnston County resident.
The Clayton house is one of the State Employee Credit Union “Mountains-to-the-Sea Challenge” homes. SECU is sponsoring a home in all 100 North Carolina counties and providing the opportunity of homeownership to a resident of each county.
Habitat also will need volunteers to help build the Clayton home in the coming months. The home is expected to be completed in the spring. For more information about volunteering, email firstname.lastname@example.org.