Garland County Habitat for Humanity will hold its annual application seminar on Nov. 23 for those interested in applying to a house built by the organization.
The event and the annual open application period both begin at 10:30 a.m. that day. The hourlong application seminar will be held in Roy Rowe Educational Auditorium in the Hot Springs School District Jones Administration Building, 400 Linwood Ave.
The seminar, which is open to the public, will explain the requirements for applications and instructions on how to begin the two-week-long application period.
Though attendance at the seminar is not mandatory to apply for a Habitat house, it is highly recommended. Applications will be available at the seminar.
All applicants must be residents of Garland County and meet the minimum and maximum income requirements.
The median income requirements vary according to the number of family members:
• One, a monthly income of at least $1,033, but no more than $2,065.
• Two, a monthly income of at least $1,180, but no more than $2,360.
• Three, a monthly income of at least $1,328, but no more than $2,655.
• Four, a monthly income of at least $1,475, but no more than $2,950.
• Five, a monthly income of at least $1,593, but no more than $3,185.
• Six, a monthly income of at least $1,710, but no more than $3,420.
• Seven, a monthly income of at least $1,830, but no more than $3,660.
• Eight, a monthly income of at least $1,948, but no more than $3,895.
Social Security benefits, disability benefits, alimony payments and child support payments should all be figured into total income. All other program requirements will be explained at the seminar.
Childcare will be available, but by reservation only. The deadline for reservation is 5 p.m. Nov. 18. Register online at http://garlandcountyhabitat.org or by calling 623-5600.
Garland County Habitat for Humanity seeks "to put God's love into action" and "bring people together to build homes, communities and hope," according to the organization's website.
It is a "nongovernmental, nonprofit organization devoted to building simple, decent and affordable housing. We believe everyone deserves a decent and safe place to live," the site says.
As of Sept. 29, Garland County Habitat for Humanity had dedicated 142 houses. Several are currently undergoing construction.
Local on 10/21/2019
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