Habitat seeks families

The organization is currently constructing a triplex on 35th Avenue in Vernon

Habitat for Humanity is looking for families who want a place to call home.

The organization is currently constructing a triplex on 35th Avenue in Vernon and potential occupants can apply for consideration.

“Successful applicants will buy a home with no down payment, no interest on the appraisal-based mortgage and monthly payments geared to your income,” said Terry Clements, with the Vernon Habitat chapter.

Some of the criteria used by the selection committee includes the need for adequate shelter.

“Is your present rent higher than one-third of your monthly family income?” said Clements.

Families must also have the ability to pay for the housing.

“Will you work closely with Habitat for Humanity volunteers to perform 500 hours of sweat equity during the construction phase of your new family home?” said Clements.

The application deadline is July 7 and application packages can be received by e-mailing apply@vernonhabitat.com.

For more information, go to www.vernonhabitat.com.