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Habitat accepting homeowner applications

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VAIL — Habitat for Humanity of Eagle & Lake Counties is now accepting homeowner applications for homes located in Stratton Flats in Gypsum. A community meeting will be held May 14 at the Avon Public Library, to provide important information about the application process and about Habitat home ownership. The meeting will be held in English at 5:30 p.m. and in Spanish at 6:30 p.m.. Applications will be distributed following this meeting and there will be time for questions.

“Habitat’s home ownership program empowers families to build a better life for themselves through the stability and security of owning their own home,” said Emily Peyton, family services director. “Habitat homes are not given away, but rather they are sold to qualified families who put in hundreds of hours of sweat equity. Helping people to help themselves is what Habitat is all about. ”

Habitat for Humanity selects families based on three criteria, degree of need, ability to pay and willingness to partner. and all applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents. Family members work hard to help build their homes before purchasing them from Habitat.

Specific information about income range and other details are available at http://www.HabitatVailValley.org.

The application deadline is May 31 by 5 p.m.. Those interested in receiving an application before the community meeting can do so by stopping by calling to have one mailed or by downloading it off the website. For more information about the family selection process, contact Peyton at Emily@habitatvailvalley.org or at the Habitat office at 970-748-6718.

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