Northern Berkshire Habitat Seeking Applicants for New Home

02:54PM / Wednesday, September 01, 2021

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity is ready to accept applications for its newest house being constructed at 14 Maple St. 
 
This is one of two homes the nonprofit organization is building on the sites. Ground was broken on the first home in July 2019 and the family chosen to occupy it are moving in this month. 
 
The second home will be a three-bedroom, 1.5 bath building. The foundation is already poured.
 
Applications are available now through Oct. 22; applications and information may be requested by contacting 413-664-4440, office@northberkshirehabitat.org or the website.
 
To qualify, applicants must:
  • currently live in overcrowded or unsafe conditions or be paying more than 50 percent of household income for housing.
  • be able to pay a low-interest mortgage, including having a stable and adequate income within Habitat's income limits, as well as having a low debt load and a positive credit rating. 
  • be willing to partner with Habitat, including completing 250 hours of sweat equity per adult family member on the home (or other Habitat projects).
  • The home will be priced at no more than $147,000, with a final price and mortgage term set to ensure the selected family's housing costs do not exceed 30 percent of their total income. The home will be available to families with incomes up to 60 percent of area median income based on family size.
Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity's mission to provide safe, decent, and affordable housing in the Northern Berkshires, making communities better places for all. 


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