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posted: 10/7/2012 5:48 PM

Hear what Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley can offer you

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Submitted by Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley wants to help people who may be living in substandard housing and/or those who have dreamed of owning their own home an opportunity to learn more about Habitat's homeownership program.

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On Tuesday, Oct. 9, an informational session will be held to help identify candidates at 7 p.m. at the Habitat offices, 20 S. Grove, Suite 101, Carpentersville.

Attending the informational session is a family's first step of realizing their dream of homeownership. At the session, people will learn the application process and what it takes to qualify and the steps they must take. Seating is limited.

Those interested should call (847) 836-1432 for more information on qualifications, and to reserve a space. There will be no child care on site and those that arrive late will not be permitted. Attendees must stay the entire session in order to apply.

Here are the basic qualifications:

• Income between $23,000 to $45,000 per year.

• Ability to pay a zeo-percent interest mortgage payment between approximately $600-$800 per month.

• Willingness to help with the construction of your home.

• You do not currently own a home or it has been two years since a foreclosure, bankruptcy or short-sale.

Now in its 22nd year, Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical home-building organization that works around the world to provide safe, decent, affordable shelter for families in need. As an affiliate, its mission is to build homes for qualifying families in our area, selling them at cost, providing zero-interest mortgage loans, and using volunteer labor to control those costs. Founded in 1990, Northern Fox Valley has built and/or rehabbed over 66 homes in Carpentersville, Elgin and St. Charles. The service area extends from Route 176 on the north to Route 38 on the south, from Chicago on the east to Route 47 on the west.

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