Habitat for Humanity of Catoosa begins new homeowner application process

“Anyone who is in need of decent shelter and does not own their own home is welcome to apply.” said Penny Mahon, Catoosa Habitat’s Executive Director.  (Image: Max W. Orenstein /  Clinton Foundation)

The search for potential homeowners by Habitat for Humanity of Catoosa County begins September 1st.

“Anyone who is in need of decent shelter and does not own their own home is welcome to apply.” said Penny Mahon, Catoosa Habitat’s Executive Director.

“By applying a person has taken the first step to a better housing situation.”

Mahon wants applicants to keep in mind that Habitat for Humanity homes are not free. She says the selected homeowner will have to pay an interest-free mortgage on the home.

The potential homeowner will have to perform sweat equity which requires them to help build their home and other Habitat homes as well as taking financial stability classes.

If you are interested in applying to become a homeowner with Catoosa County Habitat for Humanity, the organization is holding two orientation meetings in September that they encourage you to attend.

The first orientation will be at First Baptist Church of Ringgold at 7 p.m. on September 12. The second meeting will be held at the Catoosa County Library at 10 a.m. on September 23.

Both meetings will provide information into the application process as well as what it takes to become a partner family with Catoosa Habitat.

If you want to apply at the meetings, Mahon says you should bring your driver’s license, social security number, income verification, current lease agreement (if applicable), recent two years income tax return, and recent two months bank statements.

For more information on the application process, you can contact Catoosa Habitat at 706-861-5858 or email them at habitat1@catt.com.

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