Habitat for Humanity Seeking Applicants for Tompkins County Houses

(Ithaca, NY) Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties (TCHFH) is looking for homebuyers! They will be taking applications for Tompkins County homes from July 1 – August 31, 2019.

See www.tchabitat.com for details on the income guidelines and the application process. Interested applicants may call 607-844-3529 or email Family Services Coordinator Liz Warner at liz@tchabitat.com with questions. 

Habitat homebuyers help build their homes and pay an affordable mortgage. TCHFH serves first-time homebuyers under 60% of the area median income (for example, $50,340 gross annual income for a household of 4 in Tompkins County – see www.tchabitat.com/homeownership/ for full guidelines), and will be evaluated on need, ability to pay and willingness to partner. Renters with Section 8 assistance may be able to take advantage of the Section 8 Homeownership Program. TCHFH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familiar status or national origin.

Funding for this project has been provided by: a Community Housing Development Fund grant (a joint effort of Tompkins County, the City of Ithaca and Cornell University), and the New York State Affordable Housing Corporation.

Habitat for Humanity is a primarily volunteer-driven organization. If you, or your organization, are interested in getting involved as a volunteer or sponsor, please call 607-844-3529 or email info@tchabitat.com. You can also subscribe to Habitat’s weekly email newsletter on their website www.tchabitat.com .

Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Habitat volunteers from organizations have put their faith in action to build or repair over 600,000 homes in the U.S. and around the world, including locally in Tompkins and Cortland counties. TCHFH was founded in 1987 and has built and rehabbed 25 homes in the two counties. Visit their website at www.tchabitat.com and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/TCHFH

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