Hickory – Would you rather be buying a home for yourself and your family than paying rent? Would you like to create a foundation for building wealth for your family? If so, you may be interested in learning more about homeownership through Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley. Habitat is currently building in the Ridgeview neighborhood of Hickory and looking for individuals interested in being homeowners in this neighborhood. Habitat will be hosting Applicant Information Meetings (AIMs) on January 29th at 10 am and on January 30th at 10am to discuss its plans in the Ridgeview neighborhood. The meetings will be held in the parking lot of Morning Star First Baptist Church (126 4th Ave SW, Hickory). Applications will be available. Space is limited at the AIMs. Please contact Habitat for Humanity at (828) 679-3564 or (828) 328-4663 x312 to reserve a spot at one of these meetings. Childcare will be unavailable.

If you are unable to attend an AIM, applications for the Habitat for Humanity Homeownership program will be available online or at the Habitat offices (772 4th Street SW, Hickory) between January 25th and February 5th. Applications must be returned to the Habitat offices by February 12th before 4pm or mailed and postmarked by February 12th. The Selection Committee will be looking for those individuals interested in living in the Ridgeview neighborhood of Hickory. Please visit the Habitat website at www.habitatcatawbavalley.org for more information.

Habitat for Humanity of Catawba Valley was founded in 1985, and is an ecumenical, Christian-based organization dedicated to the premise that everyone should have a safe and affordable place to live. Through engaging homebuyers as partners, Habitat seeks to build homes as well as strength, self-reliance, and stability. We know that strong, stable homes help build strong and stable communities. Habitat for Humanity considers applicants through a Homeowner Selection Committee, without discrimination of race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, handicap, familial status, national origin, or age.