Published on September 2, 2021 by Sootoday

Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie is currently accepting applications for Habitat homes.

If you’re looking to own a home but can’t afford traditional mortgage payments, you may qualify for a Habitat home.

With a Habitat Home, mortgage payments are adjusted to fit your income and volunteer service hours will replace a down payment, a news release issued by Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie stated.

The full text of the news release issued by the non-profit reads as follows:

Do you and your family dream of owning a safe, decent, and affordable home? Are traditional mortgage requirements or a down payment on a house preventing you from making this dream a reality? 

Habitat for Humanity Sault Ste. Marie & Area is accepting applications from low-income, working families interested in owning a Habitat Home with a geared-to-income mortgage and 500 hours of volunteer service in lieu of a down payment.

Habitat is currently building a semi-detached home for two families on Wellington St. W., but due to unforeseen circumstances, there is now available for one of the two homes. 

As such, Habitat is looking to onboard a new family interested in living in the modest two-storey, three-bedroom home on Wellington St. W., which is expected to be completed by the end of October. With gratitude to the generous sponsorship of Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services and partnership with several newcomer organizations, Habitat encourages Indigenous and newcomer families, as well as other groups facing barriers to homeownership, to submit an application for this and future Habitat Homes. 

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