Habitat looking for a partner

Habitat for Humanity has a one-story house that needs a partner family.

The house has three bedrooms with an open style living, dining and kitchen area and about 1,100 square feet of living space. It is also handicap accessible, with wider door jambs and hand rails in the kitchen.

The house, which is located on Buchanan Street near the corner of Madison Avenue, was built by students in the Construction Class at the Warren County Career Center.

The partner family will need to provide help with the interior finishing and painting, and with exterior landscaping.

Habitat is a non-profit housing ministry that builds houses for families in need of a simple, decent place to live. The houses are built with volunteer labor and sweaty equity hours by a partner family. The partner family then moves in upon completion of the house. At that time they start paying a low, no interest mortgage.

Selection for a Habitat house is based on certain criteria. The family seeking selection must have a need for adequate shelter. This may be due to poor present conditions, inadequate size of present situation or inability to acquire funding for adequate shelter. The family selected must be able to pay the monthly “Habitat Mortgage” and be willing to work with Habitat as a partner in building or finishing of the house.

Applications for this house are available at Warren Public Library or at habitatwarrenpa.org. Once the application is completed and other required information has been included, the applicant should contact Olivia Sechriest at 723-1967 to set up a meeting.