Fauquier Habitat for Humanity invites local families to apply for new Habitat home

Press Release – January 16, 2018

Warrenton, Va.–Fauquier Habitat is now planning construction of its 56th house which will be built in Warrenton. Interested home applicants are invited to attend a homeowner information session on February 15 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Warrenton Baptist Church located at 123 Main Street, Warrenton, VA 20186. At the meeting, attendees will learn about the Habitat Homeownership Program, be able to pick up an application packet and have an opportunity to ask questions.

Eligibility criteria for a Habitat home include a need for safe and decent housing, the ability to pay an affordable mortgage and a willingness to partner with Habitat. Homeowners assist in building their own home and the homes of others and attend educational workshops on topics such as financial literacy and home maintenance so they are well prepared to be successful homeowners.

“Anyone who has lived in Fauquier County for one year, is in need of decent shelter and does not own their own home is welcomed to apply,” said Edda Berglund, Family Selection Committee chairperson.

Fauquier Habitat is now kicking off a fundraising campaign with a goal of $150,000 to build the home. Construction will begin as soon as the home is completely funded.

“Only through donations of money, materials and volunteer labor from the community is Fauquier Habitat able to provide low-income families an affordable place to live,” said Paul Linz, Executive Director of Fauquier Habitat. “We are grateful for anyone who can join us and help families build stronger foundations for the future here in our community.”

To Donate: Visit www.fauquierhabitat.org or mail a check to Fauquier Habitat for Humanity, PO Box 3189, Warrenton, VA 20188

To RSVP for the meeting: Call or email Fauquier Habitat at 540-341-4952 or chris@fauquierhabitat.org

To Volunteer to help build: Call or email Fauquier Habitat at 540-341-4952 or chris@fauquierhabitat.org

Fauquier Habitat for Humanity has worked since 1991 to eliminate substandard housing and make decent, affordable housing an option for all families. It is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all. Fauquier Habitat for Humanity builds houses for qualified homebuyers regardless of race, religion or background.

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