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Habitat For Humanity Holds Selection Meeting

Families interested in being selected for a low-cost new home through Habitat for Humanity of Fulton County must attend one of two meetings coming up.

The group will hold its fall family selection meeting, Monday, Oct. 20, 6:30 pm at the Good Shephard Church, 22489 Co. Rd. F, rural Archbold.

Persons unable to attend the meeting can attend a second one at 11 am, Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Christ Church, 410 North Shoop Avenue, Wauseon.

Kristene Clark, executive director of the Fulton County affiliate of Habitat, said people can learn how they can become eligible for a habitat home at the meetings.

“We explain the process, what is required of them, and the habitat philosophies,” she said.

Habitat for Humanity began in Georgia in 1976, and since that time has built or rehabilitated 250,000 homes worldwide.

Clark said, “Habitat builds simple, decent, affordable homes, using donated materials and volunteer labor, with the participation of the homeowners.

“Families can purchase their home from Habitat, with a 25- year, zero-percent mortgage,”

The Fulton County affiliate of Habitat formed in 2000, and has built 11 houses in Fulton County, including one in Archbold.

Money from the mortgage payments funds other Habitat house projects.

“Habitat is important to the community, because without a decent place to live, people cannot become productive members of society, children cannot learn, and families cannot thrive.

“Families thrive when they live in a safe community, where they do not have to worry about spending the majority of their income on dilapidated, overcrowded, and unsafe living conditions,” she said.

An ecumenical Christian organization, the group seeks to eliminate poverty housing.

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