Habitat for Humanity of Nodaway County has scheduled informational meetings for its next home construction project.
The meetings will provide information to potential applicants about the income guidelines and other program requirements.
Households with an annual income between $9,670 and $23,208 could qualify, but those figures are guidelines and not definitive rules. Issues such as family size and cost of the Habitat home could qualify a family outside of that range.
The Rev. Jonathan Mitchell, pastor at the First Presbyterian Church in Maryville, said the organization typically picks a family before choosing a building site.
The family chosen to participate must agree to invest at least $500 worth of "sweat equity" in addition to meeting other requirements. The sweat equity rule — assisting with the home's actual construction — can be modified in cases where the recipient is disabled.
Habitat families purchase volunteer-built homes at a significantly reduced cost. Materials are often donated by area contractors.
The mortgage loan has no interest, and payments are used to fund the next home.
"It provides families with an opportunity to have home stability," Mitchell said. "Habitat has a great value for people in the community."
The informational meetings will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8 at North Nodaway High School in Hopkins and the Ravenwood Methodist Church.
Both meetings are designed to give interested parties all of the details they need in order to apply.
An application meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 21, at the First United Methodist Church in Maryville.
Potential applicants must attend both sessions.
"We look for families with income stability," Mitchell said. "They have to be able to make the payments."