Habitat Seeks Owners For Low-Cost Homes

Moving into newly constructed Habitat for Humanity house.

Moving into newly constructed Habitat for Humanity house. Photo by Andy Towle. |

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Rim residents interested in applying to own a Payson Area Habitat for Humanity home are asked to attend a series of workshops that start at 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22 and Sept. 5 at Payson United Methodist Church, 414 N. Easy Street, Payson. Applicants must meet the following pre-qualifications:

• Live in substandard housing at the time of the filing of the application.

• Have lived in the Payson High School attendance area for 12 months.

• Mortgage signers need a steady income between 30 percent and 60 percent of the Gila County area medium income (call if you’re not sure you qualify).

• Proof of lawful, permanent residency status or U.S. citizenship for each applicant and co-applicant.

• Have an acceptable background check.

• Have an acceptable credit rating and history.

• Be able to make regular no-interest mortgage payments around $500/month to include principal, taxes and insurance plus HOA fees.

• Grant permission for a home visit.

• Contribute 200-500 hours of sweat equity.

• Pay move-in costs of up to $2,200.

• Participate in a Homeowners Association (HOA) and comply with Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CC&Rs).

Families of all sizes are encouraged to apply, including seniors, individuals and veterans.

Pick up applications at the ReStore prior to the workshop at 103 E. Highway 260, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Bring the application packet and copies of the required documents. For more information, call (928) 474-0330 or go online to www.paysonhabitat.com.

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