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Habitat for Humanity accepting applications for new Riverton home

Apr 14, 2013 - Staff

Public meetings will be Tuesday, April 23, at the Lander Library and Wednesday, April 24, at the Riverton Branch Library.

Habitat for Humanity, Wind River County, will be accepting applications for the upcoming construction of a house to be built in Riverton.

Public meetings are scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at the Lander Library and at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at the Riverton Branch Library.

Executive director Erin Bates Shirley will give a presentation about the guidelines for the program, the application process, the screening process, the acceptance process, and the obligations the accepted "partner family" will have to the affiliate during the construction of the home and as a new home owner with the affiliate.

Habitat for Humanity is an international Christian housing ministry serving low income families seeking home ownership opportunities. Applicants at the public meetings will be presented with a packet of information for program qualifications.

A committee will review the applications over a three to six week period while determining the eligibility of the applicants who have submitted the completed information for prospective home owners. The deadline for application submission is 5 p.m. May 9.

The chosen family will be presented to the board for approval and be notified after the board meeting June 18. No early applications will be available, and no late applications will be accepted.

If interested families are unable to attending the public meeting, application packets are available at ReStore at 305 E. Main St. in Riverton from April 23 to May 9.

Application packets will include the actual Habitat application for home ownership, information about the program titled "Truths and Myths," and a checklist for keeping track of all the information that is required for submission. Examples of requested information are proof of income, two years of tax returns, utility bills, child care expense, credit check consent, employment verification, copy of social security cards for each family member, etc.

Interested applicants are given three weeks to gather and submit the application packet and required information back to the affiliate office.

For more information about the application process, stop by ReStore or call Erin at 857-2997.

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