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Congrats Habitat for Humanity of St. Johns!!

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It took 486 Volunteers only 108 Days to make homeownership come true for a local family.  Congratulations to Habitat of Humanity of St. Johns for the completion of another home in St. Johns County!!

Habitat for Humanity of St. Johns has helped over 100 families realize homeownership in our county, allowing them to establish a stable home environment in which to learn and grow and share with each other.

Habitat for Humanity/St. Johns offers homeownership to St. Johns County residents based on need, ability to pay, and willingness to partner with the program.  Qualified applicants put in 250 to 400 sweat equity hours on the construction of their home—it’s a hand up, not a hand out.  The home is then sold to the new homeowner with an affordable monthly mortgage payment.

It’s a great deal for a new homeowner, and a great deal for our community!!

Congratulations to Delores Washington on your new home, and congratulations to Habitat for Humanity/St. Johns for building hope.

If you would like to contribute or learn more about Habitat for Humanity St. Augustine/St. Johns, please visit their website at www.habitatstjohns.org or call (904) 826-3252.

Stephen CollinsCongrats Habitat for Humanity of St. Johns!!
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Habitat for Education

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The National Association of Realtors cites increased education as a benefit to home ownership.  You can run the numbers of renting versus buying and see that it makes a lot of financial sense to purchase a home rather than rent, but you cannot realize the full value of home ownership until you see what it does for a child.  Habitat for Humanity is all about that!!

A stable home allows parents and/or guardians a safe place to establish positive learning routines and homework zones—staging for books, backpacks, and supplies as well as a place to ask questions and seek answers.  Habitat for Humanity St. Augustine/St. Johns helps area families by supporting this home learning environment as part of their mission “to build homes, community and hope.”

In addition to the financial counseling requirement for housing participants, Habitat St. Augustine/St. Johns also offers a college scholarship to its local families, and has a monetary rewards program for Habitat children in Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade.

If you would like to contribute or learn more about Habitat for Humanity St. Augustine/St. Johns, please visit their website at www.habitatstjohns.org or call (904) 826-3252.

 

Stephen CollinsHabitat for Education
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