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Habitat for Humanity building another house

Natchez-Adams County Habitat for Humanity is proud to announce that work on house No. 22 has started. It is located on Hunt Circle behind the fire station on Vaughn Drive just off Martin Luther King Street a few streets past Robert Lewis School.

Latrice Carroll and family are the new owners and will be required to work some 250 hours to help build the house. Habitat does not require a down payment or closing costs. We sell the house at its appraised value and then finance the mortgage at zero interest rate for 25 years.

These houses are generally built with volunteer labor to keep construction costs as low as possible.  Groups from Jefferson Street United Methodist Church youth and from the Youth Build program have been working on lot preparation. Johnny Waycaster designed the home and Scooter Cauthern has leveled the lot and will dig the foundation for us. Thanks to these volunteers and others who will offer their services at no charge or at a reduced charge.

Habitat for Humanity is a Christian ministry that builds affordable homes for those who would not generally qualify for a traditional mortgage. 

Family income may not exceed 75 percent of the median income for Adams County. Approved applicants must demonstrate the ability to make the mortgage payments, show a need for housing and agree to work 250 hours on the home. The local Habitat affiliate built its first home in 1993 and three owners have already paid off their mortgages; two others owe less than $2,000.

If you would like to make a donation or receive an application, please contact Duncan McFarlane at 601-445-8639 or 601-807-4956. Volunteers are desperately needed as some days we have only 2 or 3 workers on site.

Duncan McFarlane is Natchez-Adams County Habitat for Humanity secretary.

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