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NW Iowa Corridor Habitat For Humanity Looking For Partner Family In Its Latest Project

Mon 3-4-2019

(Spirit Lake)-- The Northwest Iowa Corridor Habitat For Humanity is looking for a partner family for it's latest project. Mary Thunhorst, a board member for the local organization, tells KUOO news this project is a bit different from ones they've completed in the past...Habitat Project Update01 

"We were given a home from a property off of one of the lakes last year and we moved it and it's just, you know, kind of in a storage status. We have a lot in Milford that we would like to put it on, but in order to know how we want to do this we need to get a partner family, so that's what we're looking for right now, so. Depending on the size of the family and their needs, we look to stick within the guidelines of the Habitat."

Thunhorst says they'll be holding an informational event this coming Saturday, March 9th at the Arnolds Park City Hall to further explain the details...Habitat Project Update02 

"From 1:00 to 3:00 we will have some board members from our local affiliate at the Arnolds Park city meeting room, there, and we'll be able to answer questions people might have about the requirements for home ownership and, you know, just any kinds of things that we can help them out, so. If they want to apply we will have applications there, but we also have them in the community already, at all the local libraries and you can get them online at Habitat, the national."

Some of the requirements include 350 hours of “sweat equity” and re-payment of a no-profit mortgage over about a 20 year period.

Thunhorst says applications will be available at Saturday's meeting. They may also be obtained through the Habitat for Humanity website as well as local libraries.

The Northwest Iowa Corridor Habitat For Humanity serves Clay and Dickinson counties and alternates projects each year between the two.