The Rogue Valley Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization working in collaboration with those in need and our community to build or renovate simple, decent, affordable homes. Habitat since its founding in 1987 has built 57 homes and is in the process of building house #58 to #62 in 2016 in Jackson County.
Habitat builds homes with the help of the selected partner family, community volunteers, and tax-deductible donations of building materials, land, and money. Over 2,000 hours of work goes into each Habitat home with the effort of over 400 volunteers per house.
Houses are sold at no-interest, 30 year mortgages. Monthly payments including property taxes and insurance range from $500-$600. Mortgage payments are placed in a revolving fund used to help support future home construction. Homes are simple and decent: 900 square feet for a 2 bedroom;1050 sq. ft. for a 3 bedroom and 1200 sq. ft. for a 4 bedroom.
To be eligible to apply for a Habitat home, the family must be a resident of Jackson County for
one year, family income must be between 40% - 60% of the Federal Median income for Jackson County, and must be currently living in substandard housing. Applicants are selected based on three criteria; housing need, ability to pay the mortgage, and a willingness to partner with Habitat and complete the 500 hours of “sweat equity.”
Funding to build a Habitat home comes from: 45% - Individual donations, 11% Businesses and In-Kind Donations, 14% from Reinvested Mortgages, 7% from Churches, 7% from the Habitat ReStore, 12% grants and foundations and 11% from other sources.
For more information about Habitat for Humanity, please contact Mark Chow @ 541-779-1983 or email@example.com
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