Learn About Getting A Habitat For Humanity Home Tonight In Molino

March 27, 2008

Pensacola Habitat for Humanity will be hold an orientation seminars for prospective homeowners at 7:00 tonight at Aldersgate Methodist Church in Molino.

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. And you can learn how to get a Habitat home tonight at a meeting 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.


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