Speaker: Paige Zalewski...Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County.
What is Habitat?
Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County works hard to meet the housing needs of our families in our county and the surrounding communities by creating a path to home ownership. Sometimes people can’t afford to repair their home, and we partner with them to find solutions. 
Families in need of decent shelter apply to local Habitat affiliates. The affiliate’s family selection committee chooses homeowners based on their level of need, their willingness to become partners in the program and their ability to repay the loan. Every affiliate follows a nondiscriminatory policy of family selection. Neither race nor religion is a factor in choosing the families who receive Habitat houses.  Families chosen must help in the process of either building or renovating their property...a little sweat equity! The family also pays for the mortgage on the home...it is not for free.
But building /renovating homes is not all they do. If you need help repairing something in your home , you can reach out to Habitat for possible assistance. An applicant must own and live in a home in Bucks County needing repairs. Total household income must be under 80% of Bucks County’s median income. The homeowner demonstrates a need for assistance to do the repair due to disability, frailty, demands of single parenting, or other family circumstance. The homeowner is current on their property taxes and mortgage.
Habitat also runs stores called Restore . The items in these stores is donated and prices are marked down..some items they have are building materials, household items, furniture and more. It is well worth visiting a Restore  before you start your home project.
Need help with managing your finances, sign up for a Financial Empowerment session.
Whether you are interested in becoming a volunteer, would like to donate, or would like to learn more about their housing programs, reach out to Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County at 215.822.2812. www.habitatbucks.org