Habitat for Humanity Chillicothe, Missouri (40189 bytes)

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A non-profit Christian organization (23594 bytes)
Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world.

Through the Habitat program, families pay for the homes and work for their homes. The family helps build the home, must pay for it, and take the responsibility that goes along with home ownership.

Chartered in December, 1997, the Chillicothe chapter usually chooses one family per year to participate in the home-building process. Over the years, Habitat has offered many opportunities for families who may have been less fortunate to own their own homes.

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Habitat families are chosen based on need and ability to pay for home ownership. They are people needing decent housing and who are caught in a cycle of not being able to save for a home or qualify for a conventional loan. Criteria of being selected a Habitat family include:
  • A willingness to participate. The family
    must put in "sweat equity" labor toward
    building the home.
  • A small down payment, with the family
    taking out an interest-free 20-year loan
    financed by Habitat.
  • Houses are sold at no profit, with
    no interest charged on the mortgage.

Since 1976, Habitat has built more than 100,000 houses in more than 80 countries, including some 30,000 houses across the United States.

Our 2000 family (15591 bytes)

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Botts & Tye, Minnick Supply, and Other Generous Contributors (14256 bytes)
Because most of the materials and labor are provided either at cost or through donations, the expense of building the house is kept at a minimum.

The Pony Express District of the United Methodist Church provided prayer, labor, and funds to fully construct a house in 2002. This included providing 20 construction crews for 20 Saturdays and paying for the costs involved in building the home (approximately $40,000).

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Chillicothe Area Habitat for Humanity
PO Box 913
Chillicothe, MO 64601
Phone:
660-247-3675

Send donations to P.O. Box 913

Last updated 12/05/2014.

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