Wed. Jan 19th, 2022

Habitat for Humanity in Bangor sells the homes with an inexpensive home finance loan, so Parker is purchasing them for a lot less than their appraised benefit.

BANGOR, Maine — To start with-time home-owner Allison Parker and her four young children will shortly shift into their 4 bedroom desire dwelling in Bangor, many thanks to Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat for Humanity sells the homes with an affordable home loan, so Parker purchases the home for fewer than its appraised price.

Parker states with no the organization’s aid and endeavours, her aspiration of getting a to start with-time home-owner and possessing enough house for all her children, could not have appear correct.

“Obtaining my kids and myself here to help you know, safe insulation in the basement, and to do portray and cleansing and things like that has just been a superb experience, I imagine it has truly aided instruct the young children the worth of tough operate and its also offered them a sense of satisfaction as far as getting care of the residence at the time we go in,” claimed Parker.

Anyone in the household has participated in the sanding, painting, finding out flooring, and other steps of the creating system.

“Habitat builds the residences and then performs with the lover relatives to build a sale value which is reasonably priced based mostly on their certain dynamics and needs. They then get out a mortgage loan with a local loan company for that sum to obtain the accomplished house from us,” stated Rebecca Kirk, government director of Habitat for Humanity of Better Bangor.

“It was almost like profitable the lottery, we ended up so thrilled and it experienced been a lengthy time desire of mine, I resolved to implement since I experienced been variety of struggling with coming up with that huge down payment to buy a residence and we ended up at a issue have been overcrowding was an problem for us and we desired a larger room.”

Kirk claims Parker’s dwelling is the organization’s 4th commitment due to the fact the beginning of the COVID pandemic. 

Parker and her five small children will shift into the new house in a several weeks. 

“As an active participant in setting up a superior long run for herself and her family members, Parker has put in about 200 several hours of “sweat” equity. As with all qualified Habitat property owner companions, Parker has met certain standards: be in need of better housing, qualify for an inexpensive mortgage, and be prepared to lover with Habitat in finishing the build,” added Kirk.

Parker claims this homeownership possibility will go a prolonged way in helping to break the cycle of poverty for her youngsters.

“The completion of our 26th residence, particularly via the troubles COVID-19 has extra to this challenge, is a gorgeous testimony of our community’s motivation to furnishing very affordable housing opportunities,” stated Kirk.

The residence construction grant funding was thanks to the JM Huber Company, and the employees and college students of Jap Maine Community College’s Building Construction Know-how system served build it.

For all those fascinated in volunteering, applying for homeownership, or with prospects on land for the business to construct on, you should get hold of the Habitat Bangor workplaces at (207) 942-8977.