EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) – The local Springfield-Eugene chapter of Habitat for Humanity is looking for its next new homeowners.
The group is now taking applications for the program. They’re now working on building two new homes out in Santa Clara which should be given out to new families in the next year.
The agency held one of its first of many homeowner information sessions on Sunday, September 23rd, 2012.
Since it started in 1990, Springfield-Eugene Habitat for Humanity has built 47 homes in, all of which go to low income families.
Whoever gets a habitat home has to help build it and pay the full cost of the home. However, the homes are sold on a 0% interest mortgage to their owners.
Along with building new homes, the program is expanding to help current homeowners.
"We're initiating that's going to enable us to serve another nine or ten families in minor home repair programs,” says Don Griffin, Executive Director of the Springfield-Eugene Habitat Humanity.
Griffin says being a part of Habitat changes lives.
“To become a homeowner, the dedication ceremony when we turn over the keys to homeowners is just one of the most moving parts of our work with habitat,” says Don Griffin, Executive Director of the Springfield-Eugene Habitat Humanity.
If you’re interested in applying, the next meeting is on October 7th, 2012, at First Congregational Church in Eugene. You can also call 741-1707 for more info.