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Please Lord, help my family get a home with Habitat for Humanity
Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity was founded on Christian principles. We are looking for Christian volunteers to represent their church to participate with our coalition of churches involved in our Faith Builds. Deepen your church's relationship with Habitat for Humanity by getting involved in the Biblical principle of providing a hand-up for working low-income families via affordable home ownership.
Habitat for Humanity is unique in what we do to provide affordable housing to transform lives to help families become self-sufficient. Here are some thought-provoking facts about us: Our Habitat families must be working because they get a mortgage. Our families earn 30%-60% of the average median income. (about $22,000-$45,000) We are the builder and the mortgage company. Our interest rate has always been 0% historically. We have only had one foreclosure in our entire history despite the fact that our Habitat families cannot qualify for a bank loan because their income is too low. Every family must participate in our 26 hour financial literacy training course. Every family must work 350-500 of sweat equity with FVHH before moving into their home. The first 200 of those hours must be on other FVHH homes before their own. The total house payment including taxes and insurance is usually lower than comparable rent. By working with a Federal HUD program, FVHH acquires down payment assistance for each family. FVHH uses a model that has been used successfully 750,000 times around the world. FVHH has a positive impact on our community by paying millions of dollars in property taxes and many millions of dollars in building costs. We create a culture for people to benefit by helping each other. Volunteerism is good for everyone. We transform lives. A University of Southern Indiana study shows measurable proof that Habitat for Humanity has an enormous positive impact in many areas for each family and the community.
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You must be a person of faith to represent your church to partner with Habitat for Humanity