Habitat For Humanity Seeks Johnston County Resident To Purchase Affordable Home

Habitat for Humanity is seeking a Johnston County resident to build and buy the Habitat home that will be built in Clayton in early 2018.

The Habitat organizations in Johnston and Wake counties are working together to interview potential homeowners and will partner to build the home.

With construction slated to begin in January, the time to apply is now, says Habitat for Humanity’s Christin Murphy. The process begins with an online application that can found at www.habitatwake.org/apply.

“There are hundreds of families in Johnston County in need of a safe, affordable home,” said Murphy. “This is a tremendous opportunity for a family to have a place of their own, achieve the dream of homeownership, and gain all of the advantages that come with a stable home.”

All Habitat homeowners must fulfill income requirements, have good credit, complete education in budget planning and home maintenance, and agree to volunteer with Habitat to earn ‘sweat equity’ hours. Homeowners also pay closing costs and will be responsible for mortgage payments that total no more than 30 percent of their income. For this home in Clayton, the prospective homeowner must be a Johnston County resident.

The Clayton house is one of the State Employees Credit Union “Mountains-to-the-Sea Challenge” homes. SECU is sponsoring a home in all 100 North Carolina counties and providing the opportunity of homeownership to a resident in each county.

Habitat also will be recruiting volunteers to build the home in the coming months. The house is expected to be completed in the spring. For information about volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, contact Christin Murphy at christin.murphy@habitatwake.org.