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The Greater Mount Airy Chapter of Habitat for Humanity has scheduled an information session to be held March 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Habitat ReStore on 813 Merita Street.

Finance Director Sheree Russo indicated the session is part of the group’s ongoing efforts to recruit qualified Habitat homeowners.

Topics slated for the session include information regarding Habitat’s zero percent loan home ownership program for families. According to Russo, candidates must qualify based on ability to pay, need and willingness to partner or provide sweat equity. Habitat officials said the focus of the ministry remains changing the generational cycle of poverty and giving families a chance to have a decent home in which to raise their families.

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is a nonprofit Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world by building decent, affordable homes for people who would not otherwise have the opportunity to purchase a home. HFHI has community-level offices that act in partnership and on behalf of HFHI, called affiliates.

The Mount Airy affiliate was founded in 1993 by a group of volunteers who wanted to do something about the need for affordable housing in Surry County. Throughout the past 20 years, the group has provided homes to 43 families and over 20 families in other countries through its tithe to the HFHI’s global fund.

Habitat homes are not given away, the homeowners pay for the homes through an interest-free loan over 20 or 30 years. The monthly mortgage payments are then used to build more homes for deserving families. Interested persons may call (336) 789-4663 for information.

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