Applications for Affordable Homeownership Opportunity in Mattapoisett, MA

Buzzards Bay Area Habitat for Humanity

Buzzards Bay Area Habitat for Humanity announces that applications are available now for a    1,256 s.f. 3-bedroom Habitat for Humanity home located at 153 Fairhaven Road, Mattapoisett, MA. The house price is $170,000. The application deadline is September 18, 2019 by 3:00.

Applicant households must be income-eligible. Families must fall into the following guidelines, 30% to 60% of the area median income as adjusted by household size: two-person household – $22,200 to $44,400; three-person household – $25,000 to $49,980; four-person household – $27,750 to $55,500; five-person household – $30,000 to $59,940; and six-person household –  $32,200 to $64,380.

Also, families must live or work in our service area (Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Rochester, Wareham, and Westport), have a critical need for a decent affordable home, be willing to partner with Habitat in the construction of their home (i.e., work side-by-side for at least 300 “sweat equity” hours with volunteers, or serve the affiliate in other ways), and have the ability to make an estimated monthly mortgage payment of $1,000, which includes escrow for taxes and homeowner’s insurance.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of two informational meetings for prospective buyers…

Thursday, August 22, 10:00 a.m.  /  Wednesday, August 28, 7:00 p.m.

Location: Mattapoisett Public Library, 7 Barstow St., Mattapoisett, MA

Applications may be obtained at:

·         Application informational meetings

·         Website: www.BuzzardsBayHabitat.org

·         Habitat for Humanity office: 8 County Road, Suite 2, Mattapoisett (between 10:00 and 3:00)

·         By calling the Habitat office at 508.758.4517 to have an application emailed or mailed to you

 

A Habitat Partnership may be the solution for your family, if you are in critical need of year- round affordable housing, willing to complete the required “sweat equity” on your home and other Habitat Projects (at least 300 hours), able to make housing payments as specified above, unable to qualify for conventional mortgage financing, a first-time home buyer (some exceptions apply), and a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.

General information about applying for a Habitat home is available on the website: www.BuzzardsBayHabitat.org.


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