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Critical Home Repairs
We are pleased to announce our 3rd open application round of 2018 starting July 1st through July 31st. This round we are focusing on Critical Home Repairs thanks to the generous grant we received from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore.
Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County completes critical repairs and rehabs for existing Worcester County homeowners who are otherwise unable to complete the work themselves or obtain a conventional loan to do so. HFHWC participates in the national Habitat exterior repair program. Examples of critical home repairs are roofing, exterior painting, accessibility, weatherization and repair of other structural issues such as porch, stairs, siding and gutters.
Qualified Worcester County homeowners must be able to demonstrate a need for critical home repair and the ability to pay for the repairs. Families must earn between 30% - 80% of the AMI for Worcester County (as defined by HUD) to qualify. Qualified homeowners must be willing to partner with HFHWC and work side by side with volunteers, also known as “sweat equity” hours.
All applicants must be residents of Worcester County for at least one year, own a home and provide proof of current homeowner’s insurance and are subject to credit and background checks. Application fee is $30.
Individuals or families interested in applying for the Critical Home Repair Program should visit www.habitatworcester.org/family-services to review the guidelines and determine eligibility. For questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (410) 208-4440. The application round ends on July 31, 2018.
Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County, Inc. (HFHWC) recently held its annual meeting and inducted three new members to its Board of Directors. The new board members include: Dr. Mithila Jegathesan, Pediatrician, Chesapeake Pediatrics & Adolescent Associates, Matthew Record, Principal, Pocomoke Middle School, Dr. Jason Yonker, Ophthalmologist, Chesapeake Eye Center. (Also shown in picture is Matthew Manos, Board President).
We are seeking a Donations Ambassador for our ReStore. The Donations Ambassador reports to the ReStore Manager and is responsible for picking up donations from residences and businesses in Worcester County and the surrounding areas, assisting customers/donors in loading and unloading merchandise, assisting with cleaning and organizing warehouse, loading dock and to supervise volunteers as needed.
Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County is proud to announce and welcome Justin Cannon as the Manager for the new Habitat ReStore in Worcester County. "We are very excited to have Justin come on board. The combination of his experience, creativity and excitement for the position is exactly what we need to make Worcester County’s first Habitat ReStore a success” says Andrea Bowland, Executive Director of Habitat Worcester.
Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County (HFHWC) is pleased to announce it has received a $3,500 grant from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) for its Critical Home Repair Program.
We are seeking a ReStore Manager to manage the marketing and sales of donated furniture and appliances and surplus building materials in order to ensure the generation of funds in support of Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County’s mission-specific initiatives. The Manager is responsible for the operation, financial reporting, inventory procurement and management, staffing, and volunteer co-ordination of the new ReStore.
Our first round of Homeownership Applications for 2018 is open now through January 31st. We are excited to announce that our next single family build will be in Bishopville on St. Martin's Neck Road or in Stockton on George Island Landing Road. The approved future homeowner will get to choose the location.
As 2017 draws to a close, we at Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County, like many of you, are reflecting on what’s transpired this past year. We are grateful to the businesses, grant makers, and individuals who made donations in support of our mission to help Worcester County homeowners with their homeownership goals and critical repair needs. Volunteer commitment was at an all-time high, and we are humbled at the willingness from so many community members who gave of their time so generously.
We are excited to offer CITC benefits to our donors as an incentive to attract contributions for our Jefferson Street Project. The tax credits earned offset the amount of MD State taxes you owe at the end of the year. In addition, if you itemize deductions the amount is also included on your Federal taxes. Learn more about how you can give and benefit from these tax advantages.
We are pleased to announce the availability of $50,000 in Community Investment Tax Credits awarded by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). The allocations of State tax credits are used as incentives to attract contributions and leverage up to $100,000 in donations from individuals and businesses which will go directly towards costs associated with our upcoming Jefferson Street Project.
HUGE thank you to Bank of America Merrill Lynch's VP & Wealth Management Advisor, Christine Selzer, CFP, for presenting us with a $5,000 check. "We are so grateful to Bank of America, Christine Selzer and our local Merrill Lynch branch for this most generous donation. The funds provided will go directly towards our next project benefitting a Worcester County family" said Andrea Bowland, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County.
Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County is proud to announce and welcome Andrea Canon as the new Resource Development Coordinator and Olive Mawyer as the new Event and Marketing Coordinator.
Visit our job posting on Indeed or our Facebook page for full details and to apply.
We are seeking a Family Services Coordinator who will build and maintain the pipeline of partner families by leading the efforts to recruit qualified partner families for both homeownership and home repair opportunities.
Located on Flower Street at Cannery Way in Berlin, Md, Cannery Village currently has five, 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom single family homes available at $950 per month.
In 2015 Habitat for Humanity of Worcester County expanded its reach through participation in a program designed to help homeowners dealing with disaster damage.