Family Services for Habitat homeowners


(43.9405,-69.9685)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

126 Main Street, Suite #1Topsham, ME 04086

About

Habitat has a team of volunteers who assist in the selection of its future homeowners and then mentor the partner family from the time of approval as the next Habitat homeowner through the building of the home and up to one year after the family moves in. Join this team and you will make a difference to a family with a limited income in need of affordable housing.

Members of this Family Services committee plan and execute Information Meetings to inform families with limited incomes of the process to become a Habitat homeowner. They receive and score applications and then, based on the number of qualified applicants, decide which family to recommend to the Board of Directors for approval.

Members then mentor the family in the completion of their "sweat equity" hours, the expected budgeting, and the education of general maintenance of their new home.

Ideal skills would include good communication (verbal and written), time management, and financial planning. Lending experience is beneficial but not required. Training (alongside a mentor) will be provided.

Skills

  • Critical Thinking
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Community Outreach
  • Financial Literacy
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours a month
  • Confidentiality
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