Flint River Habitat for Humanity now accepting homeowner applications

Habitat for Humanity is currently accepting homeowner applications from people in Dougherty, Lee, Worth, Terrell, Calhoun, Mitchell, Crisp and Baker County. / Mary Green

Flint River Habitat for Humanity is looking to connect families in eight Southwest Georgia counties with affordable housing at this time.

They're currently accepting homeowner applications from people in Dougherty, Lee, Worth, Terrell, Calhoun, Mitchell, Crisp and Baker County.

Executive Director Scooter Courtney said getting a Habitat home is about a nine-month process from start to finish, which includes investing at least 300 sweat-equity hours in building Habitat homes and in the ReStore and taking homeowner education classes.

There are certain low-income requirements based on how many people are living in the home as well. Homeowners who qualify buy the house from Habitat with a zero-percent interest mortgage.

But Courtney said this a process that is well worth the work.

"At Habitat for Humanity, we build hope, and we build simple, decent and affordable housing, which this area is in dire need of affordable housing," he said.

Courtney said they're building two homes this year and at least one next year.

You can pick up a homeowner application by visiting the Habitat ReStore at 1908 N. Slappey Blvd. in Albany.

If you're a veteran, Habitat is also specifically looking for someone to work towards and move into a home in Lee County for a veteran.

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