The North Platte Area Habitat for Humanity will be accepting applications for the 2023 homeownership program beginning July 1-31.

North Platte area residents interested in applying are encouraged to attend one of two information sessions. One will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 at the North Platte public library at 120 W. Fourth. The other will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9 at the Prairie Arts Center at 416 N Jeffers St.

At the information session, attendees will learn where Habitat will be building in 2023, eligibility criteria, how to apply and Habitat homeowner’s responsibilities.

NPAHFH Executive Director Dalene Skates said the Habitat for Humanity program allows people who might not be eligible for a traditional mortgage the chance to become a homeowner.

“Habitat works alongside qualified families to build the houses, then sells the house to them at an affordable mortgage,” Skates said.

Skates said providing stability, security and homeownership for families is what makes the work Habitat does so important.

“Each family pours so much of themselves into the building process through the Sweat Equity aspect of the program. To be able to say they helped build their own house for their family is such an accomplishment. It is life changing really. Not just for the family but for the volunteers associated with the program as well,” she said.

North Platte Area Habitat for Humanity is a Christian based organization seeking to put God’s love into action by bringing folks together to build homes, communities and hope. To date, NPAHFH has completed 61 houses with three currently under construction. In 2023, North Platte Area Habitat for Humanity will be celebrating 25 years of building in our community.

To register for one of the two informational sessions, call the office at (308) 534-6251.

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