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Habitat for Humanity of Berkeley County Announces

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on May 15, 2013 in Press Releases
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Habitat for Humanity of Berkeley County and The Home Depot Foundation are partnering to launch a Repair Corps Program.

“We are proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity International as we aim to ensure that every U.S. veteran has a safe and accessible place to call home,” said Kelly Caffarelli, president, The Home Depot Foundation.

Qualifications:
Honorably discharged Veteran
Zero Percent Interest Loan
Home must be owned, not rented and veteran’s primary residence

Habitat for Humanity of Berkeley County (HFH of BC) is one of 84 Habitat affiliates selected to participate in this program designed to support U.S. veterans in need of home repair.

As of 2009, there were approximately 675,000 veterans in the US who were earning 30-50% of area median income, making them eligible for Habitat partnership. With three more years of foreign wars having passed and many more service members likely to transition to civilian life over the next 3-5 years, opportunities for Habitat to partner with veterans to provide affordable housing solutions is certain to continue to increase.

For more information, contact:
Habitat for Humanity of Berkeley County
(843) 761-8989
office@berkeleyhabitat.org
www.berkeleyhabitat.org

HFH of BC is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that builds safe, decent, and affordable homes, along with undertaking critical home repairs in Berkeley County, SC. HFH of BC was founded as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) in 1990. We seek to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Since its founding in 1976, HFHI has helped build or repair over 600,000 houses around the world, providing more than 3 million people with safe, decent, affordable shelter.

Habitat for Humanity of Berkeley County Announces