Habitat for Humanity of Marion County will build six homes in the next two years and is currently accepting applications to purchase one of them until May 1, 2023.
Habitat for Humanity has a vision where every person has a nice, affordable home to live in. The local nonprofit has built dozens of homes in Marion County and provided no-interest mortgages so they are affordable to low- to moderate-income families. A $1.5 million grant from the COVID relief funds through the American Rescue Plan will fund the six homes.
Individuals and families with a household income of 60% to 80% of the median household income are encouraged to apply. For a family of four, that would be a household income of approximately $45,000 to $61,000 per year.
“We’re hoping to build, not just in Knoxville and Pella, but in smaller Marion County communities, like Bussey, Pleasantville and Melcher-Dallas,” said Amy Meyer, executive director for Habitat. “We’re working now on finding lots to build on and families to live there.”
Meyer says there is also funding for critical home repair, which can help provide a new roof, furnace or other critical need to owner-occupied homes in Marion County.
Applications for both the new homes as well as critical home repair can be found online at hfhmci.org, picked up at the Habitat for Humanity office at 2004 Hempstead Drive in Pella, or emailed or mailed, if needed. For questions, contact the Habitat for Humanity Office at 641-828-8844.
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