Habitat Accepts Applications For New Homes

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Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity announced it is accepting applications for twenty-two new homes in Bend & Redmond beginning Monday, April 1st. The two communities, located in SW Redmond and SE Bend, include a mixture of 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom options featuring solar panels and designed with environmental sustainability at the forefront. Future homeowners will benefit from an affordable, stable mortgage and low utility bills.

Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity is one of the few housing developers in Central Oregon providing opportunities for affordable homeownership. With their homeownership program, families & individuals complete volunteer hours, participate in monthly financial education, and attend homeownership preparedness classes. When those requirements are fulfilled, prospective buyers purchase their home with a traditional 30-year mortgage. Each household’s monthly mortgage payment is affordably set at or less than 33% of monthly gross income. Habitat leverages grants and fundraising to cover the difference between construction costs and what a working-class household can afford. For these developments, qualified buyers must earn under 80% of the Area Median Income. Each new
Habitat home provides a deserving family with a brighter future—with the pride, safety, educational attainment, and wealth building opportunities that go along with homeownership.

Applications are available at Habitat’s Admin offices, Bend Restore, new Redmond Donation Center, Latino Community Association, and online. The deadline for submission is 5pm Friday, April 19th 2024. For more information or to download an application, please visit https://bendredmondhabitat.org/habitat-homeownership/

About Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity
Bend-Redmond Habitat builds strength, stability, and self-reliance through affordable homeownership for families and individuals in Bend and Redmond.  We are dedicated to changing lives by bringing people together to help make a difference in our communities through affordable housing.  Since 1989, Bend-Redmond Habitat has over 225 families with affordable homeownership and repaired 145 homes, providing more than 1100 children and adults with a safe, secure, and healthy home.  For more information, visit bendredmondhabitat.org 541.385.5387.

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