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Jackson, Union Co. Habitat for Humanity News

VOLUNTEER AWARD

On Thursday, April 19, Jim and I got to go to a small ceremony to honor community volunteerism at SIU. This last photo is of Mythili Rundblad, Director of SIU's Center for Service and Learning and Izaak Maxfield, one of our dedicated Habitat for Humanity volunteers. Izaak received the Delyte Morris Community Service Award for his ongoing involvement with our local group. We really appreciate ALL of our SIU student volunteers, especially the ones like Izaak who keep coming back week after week and year after year. We know it's not always easy getting up early on a Saturday morning to come and work with us! THANK YOU!

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MEET THE FAMILY working towards the Habitat home at 507 N. Carico in Carbondale, IL

We are thrilled to announce that we have found a partner family for 2018! They are Jasmine and Jaylen and they currently live here in Carbondale. They have two children and are expecting a third in June. You will learn more about them as we help them build their new Habitat for Humanity home in Carbondale. They have to put in 300 hours of sweat equity so we will be seeing a LOT of them!

Partnerships with Families

Here at Habitat, we believe in building homes in partnership with a family.

At the completion of construction, and satisfaction of partner requirements, the family purchases the home by borrowing money from Habitat. Habitat holds the mortgage. The loan is paid off over 20 years at no interest. There is a monthly mortgage payment consisting of principal (repaying the loan), taxes (real estate), and insurance (homeowners).

The estimated current cost of a Habitat home (in 2017) is approximately $72,500 - $75,000. This means that the Partner Family should have a "take-home" income of $27,500 to $32,500 per year in order to afford the monthly mortgage payment.

You can find more information and download an application on the PARTNER tab on this website.

Minor Home Repair Program

Our Minor Home Repair Program is well underway and accepting applicants for small repairs to their homes. The goal of this program is to assist low-income homeowners with minor issues.

Visit the Minor Repairs tab on this website for more information or to request application materials.

We Are DIGITAL

We no longer produce a paper Newsletter!!

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Did you know these Habi-Facts?

  • It's not Jimmy Carter's Creation: Habitat was started in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller in Americus, Georgia. Carter's a big supporter, but it was the Fullers who created it.
  • Habitat Houses are not Given Away: Habitat's homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor in the build of the house, and pay a reasonable mortgage that they would otherwise not be able to qualify for.
  • Sorry, Australia and Antarctica!: Habitat builds homes in five of the seven continents.
  • The World needs it: In the USA, minimum wage is not keeping up with the rising cost of living and many workers struggle to afford decent housing. Internationally, 830 million people live in urban slums. Since its inception, Habitat has helped over five million people afford livable housing.

Source: www.habitat.org

Would you like to be an active part of your local Habitat?

Visit our VOLUNTEER page on this website for more information about getting involved.

Thank you for Supporting Partnerships for Affordable Homes, Inc. (Jackson Union County Habitat for Humanity)

If you would like to donate to your local Habitat for Humanity, make checks payable to: Jackson-Union County Habitat For Humanity and mail to: P.O. Box 1064, Carbondale, Il 62903

Or donate online at the Donate tab at this website

If you have a lot you would like to donate or for more information on how you can become a homeowner and for all other inquiries contact our president at (618) 457-8480 or our vice-president at (618)687-3113.

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit corporation, making your gifts of money and material tax- deductible to the extent allowable by law. Your donation to Jackson-Union County Habitat for Humanity includes a tithe (10%) to Habitat for Humanity International unless it is restricted for local use.

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Previous Newsletters

  • Click here to download a pdf copy of our newsletter:Summer 2016
  • Click here to download a pdf copy of our newsletter:Winter 2015
  • Click here to download a pdf copy of our newsletter:Summer 2015
  • Click here to download a pdf copy of our Summer 2014 newsletter:Summer 2014
  • Click here to download a pdf copy of our Spring 2014 newsletter:Spring 2014
  • Click here to download a pdf copy of our Summer 2013 newsletter:Summer 2013
  • Click here to download a pdf copy of our Spring 2013 newsletter:Spring 2013