OCEANSIDE — San Diego Habitat for Humanity Inc., led by Executive Director Brad Bates, is putting a call out to local families: “Let us help you get a hand up, not a hand out.”
Throughout the county, including Oceanside and Carlsbad, the nonprofit organization is building homes for qualified families who need better housing, are willing to provide “sweat equity,” or volunteer, with SDHFH and are able to pay a 0 percent interest mortgage.
On Nov. 8, SDHFH, in collaboration with the city of Oceanside, is holding an Affordable Homeownership Orientation at Libby Lake Community Center, 4700 N. River Road in Oceanside. The orientations will be held in the upstairs Community Room, in English at 6 p.m. and in Spanish at 7 p.m.
“At this orientation, we will be discussing all of San Diego Habitat for Humanity’s current development projects, including several in North County,” Bates said. “If you always wanted to be a homeowner, but didn’t think you could ever afford it, we encourage you to apply.”
Libby Lake Village broke ground in January 2008 and is slated for completion in June 2011, with four new homes completed during the Home for the Holidays Builders Blitz 2010 in November 2010. SDHFH has currently selected 15 families for the community and has five more homes available. Libby Lake Village’s single-family, two-story homes are 1,349-square-feet to 1,810-square-feet with three to four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a one- or two-car garage. SDHFH also provides appliances and landscapes the front yard of each property.
The initial sales price will be affordable to families with incomes of less than 80 percent of the area median income. The Libby Lake Village homes, partially funded by the city of Oceanside, will remain affordable for 55 years.
To reserve a seat at the Affordable Homeownership Orientation in Oceanside, please call (619) 283-4663, ext. 304 or e-mail ElsieE@sdhfh.org
San Diego Habitat for Humanity Inc., the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a nonprofit organization that builds simple, decent and affordable homes for ownership by local families in need. It is a faith-based organization that invites people of all backgrounds, races, faiths or no faith to join the effort in strengthening families, neighborhoods and communities. Habitat for Humanity exists through volunteer labor and contributions of money, land and materials, including purchases and donations to ReStore, SDHFH’s building supply thrift store. For more information, visit http://www.sdhfh.org or call (619) 283-HOME (4663).