Warren County Habitat For Humanity
The Warren County Habitat For Humanity Chapter has worked tirelessly the past 20 years in an effort to “build basic, safe, low-cost housing for those who might not otherwise be able to afford adequate housing for their family.” The Chapter has completed 14 homes since 1998 and the 15th home is slated for completion before the end of 2015. Each of the new home owners sign a mortgage agreement with the local chapter to repay their mortgage while also paying local real estate taxes on their home.
Warren County Habitat for Humanity (WCHFH) is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.
Habitat For Humanity finds people who are unable to purchase their own home through conventional methods and works with them to build a new home for their family. These homes are frequently built on lots that might otherwise sit empty, relies on volunteer labor, requires the new owner to invest their own ‘sweat equity’ into the construction phase of the process, and subsequently enter into a loan agreement with the Chapter to repay the cost of materials, usually at little or no interest.
Warren County Habitat For Humanity created its first annual fundraising campaign this fall in an effort to raise $60,000 by the end of this year. The funds raised will supplement the mortgage payments the chapter currently receives and allow the Chapter to begin construction of their 16th home in Warren County sometime in 2016.
You are invited to visit the Chapter’s Facebook page, like the page and follow their efforts to provide affordable to housing in Warren County Iowa. You can also visit their new website at www.w
chfh.org to learn more about their programs, contribute to their fund raising campaign, get involved with the Board, OR find the contact information necessary to ask the WCHFH Chapter for help in finding / building suitable housing for your family.
If you as an individual or as a business are asked to support the local Chapter, don’t hesitate. EXIT Realty has contributed more than $2.5 Million to Habitat For Humanity and continues to support local EXIT real estate offices as they reach out to better their communities. The need for affordable housing continues to increase and EXIT Realty, EXIT Realty North Star and its agents will continue to help families find affordable housing in their home towns.