Now Accepting Applications for Homeownership in North St. Louis County
North St. Louis County is currently accepting applications for the homeownership program. There is no waiting list! Four families are needed for the 2014 building season.
You or someone you know may qualify to own an affordable, energy efficient and safe home.
Families are selected on three criteria: Need for Housing, Willingness to be a Partner and Ability to Repay an Affordable Mortgage.
More details on selection criteria can be found under the "Changing Lives" - homeownership link on this website.
Please consider encouraging someone you know who needs the hand up and live changing help that a stable home can provide.
Simply give us a call at 218-749-8910 or toll free at 218-866-8910 to get the application process started!
Photo: The Paschke family signs the Mortgage of their new home!
"Why" we Build!
Welcome to Habitat For Humanity
As the 2013 year winds down, we look back at all that we have accomplished this year at North St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity(NSLCHFH). It was a busy year with four new construction projects and four homes being recycled from past Habitat owners and now bought back for another family to make their own.
Most recently on Sunday, December 15, we dedicated two homes in Hibbing. Katie Hackett received a “recycled” Habitat home that had recently been sold back to NSLCHFH after the former Habitat owner moved to a new house in town. Margie Johnson’s, was also dedicated in Hibbing as this years Thrivent Builds project through Thrivent Financials. Thrivent Financials donated $50,000 towards the building of this home which now belongs to Margie Johnson and her four boys. This home was built handicapped accessible for Johnson’s son who was born with spina bifida.
There are two other home “recycles” in progress in Virginia. Waynette Larsen and her two boys will be moving into their new home sometime in the spring after an extra bedroom is added onto the house to make space for both of her boys. The other home is located in the Midway area in Virginia and is being “recycled” for Kelly Schmid and her two children. She will be moving in sometime during January.
Two new construction homes in Virginia are being finished off and just so happen to be two of three Habitat houses in a row on one street.
Gail Hansen, her two daughters, and her niece will be living in one of the homes, and Tina Bennett and her son will live in the other home. Bennett’s son was born with cerebral palsy, so their house will be handicap accessible.
The most recent house to break ground is the Nash family house located in Hibbing next to Margie Johnson. The Nash home is the sixth Habitat home to be built in the Brooklyn Addition. The Nash home along with Amanda Stokes home, another “recycle” home in Hibbing are scheduled to be completed in May of 2014.
And last but not least, our new office/warehouse project is another step closer to being our permanent home. The floor was poured on November 8, and our volunteer crews have been working to get the office area completed first.
It has been a busy, yet exciting year, and we look forward to building five new homes in North St. Louis County in 2014.
As always, if you are interested in volunteering, please give us a call at (218)749-8910!
Have a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2014!
HABITAT HOMES CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION
2013 Building Season
We are currently working with eight families in partnership to provide them with affordable home opportunities! The 2013 building season has been a busy one. We will begin closing these homes with families starting in December with the rest following soon in the new year. A big thank you to all our partners and volunteers for making this the most productive building season in North St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity's history.
This winter we will also be utilizing volunteers to finish off the interior of our new office and warehouse space. The board of direcors recognized that for NSLCHFH to stablize the growth we have seen over the last several years, it was critical to have a permanent base for home building operations.
The floor for the building was poured on November 8. There is a crew of volunteers working on this projects on Wednesday night. Call the office for details to join in the fun. Look for further opportunities to volunteer on Habitat's Home this winter!
Get involved with these projects and check out the current projects link to find out what's happening and for volunteer opportunities.
To find out how you as an individual can help please call Tom Long at the Habitat office at 866-749-8910. You can also organize a group from your church, business civic group or family and friends!
North St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity is working to have a meaningful presence on the web to stay more connected with our supporters. Please look for information to be posted regularly about NSLCHFH as we move to build more homes and hope in northern Minnesota! Check out our facebook page and "like" us at: www.facebook.com/nslchfh