Pensacola Habitat For Humanity Plans To Build Six New Homes In Molino

February 28, 2008

Pensacola Habitat for Humanity hopes to build six homes for deserving people in the Molino area, with the first Habitat family possibly moving into their new home by Christmas.

Pensacola Habitat for Humanity will be hold two orientation seminars for prospective homeowners. The first was held Thurday night; the next will be at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 27 at Aldersgate Methodist Church in Molino.

Janet Westlake, Habitat’s volunteer in charge of church relations, told NorthEscambia.com that the first house, the “Methodist House”, will be a joint project of Aldersgate, Cottage Hill, Allen Memorial, Lathram Chapel, McDavid and Farm Hill United Methodist churches.

“We are using church groups to sponsor building the first house in Molino,” Westlake said. “Six Methodist churches will together pay to build this house.”

A Habitat home is not a free handout; home recipients must have the ability to repay a small mortgage payment each month. That money goes into the program to build future Habitat homes.

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Qualification is based upon three primary criteria: the ability to pay the mortgage, the need for adequate housing and the willingness to partner with “sweat equity” of 300 hours of volunteer time in the construction of their own home or in community service with another community organization. Income guidelines are in the table to the left.

For more information on Pensacola Habitat for Humanity, visit www.pensacolahabitat.org or call 434-5456.

The homes will be located on donated lots on Schaag Road off County Road 95A in Molino.

Pensacola Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit Christian ministry whose purpose is to build homes and improve communities in partnership with low and very low income families in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.

Editors note: The plans by Pensacola Habitat for Humanity to build the six homes in Molino were made prior to the tornado that damaged or destroyed 60 homes and businesses in Molino. Habitat’s plans are not a reaction to the recent devastation in the Molino community.

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