Habitat to select future group of homeowners

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Clark County — Evergreen Habitat for Humanity has scheduled three homeowner orientations in June and July to begin its annual family selection process. Anyone who wants to apply for home ownership through Habitat must attend an orientation session first.

“We hold orientations to get potential homeowners familiar with the requirements of the program, to answer their questions and make sure that Habitat’s program is the right fit, “said Josh Townsley, executive director of Evergreen Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat is aimed at families and individuals with incomes falling between 30 and 50 percent of local median — that’s $20,300 to $34,000 for a family of four. People who qualify and agree to work 300 “sweat equity” hours, complete a home ownership class and pay closing costs can qualify for an affordable mortgage at zero-percent to one-percent interest.

Habitat orientations are set for: 6 p.m. Thursday at the Clark County Habitat for Humanity Store 5000 E. Fourth Plain Blvd.; 5:30 p.m. July 7, at the Vancouver Housing Authority, 2500 Main Street; and 1 p.m. July 16, at the YWCA at 3609 Main Street.

For more information, contact Townsley at 360-737-1759 or josh@ehfh.org.