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Habitat for Humanity plans meeting for applicants

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KENLY — Habitat for Humanity of Wake County will hold a homeowner information session from 3-7 p.m. Thursday at the Kenly Public Library, 205 E. Edgerton St.

Homeowner selection manager Tamesia Wright will lead the session and answer questions for those interested in occupying two homes scheduled for construction at 307 and 309 Maple St. on land the town of Kenly is donating.

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County expanded last year to serve Johnston County and is partnering with community members, corporations and local churches with the goal of eventually building five Johnston homes each year.

According to Johnny Glover, the agency’s faith relations coordinator, Habitat for Humanity of Wake County has built three homes in the past year — one in Selma and two in Clayton.

Glover said volunteers are planning to help build the new homes this Saturday and on Sept. 21 and 28.

Churches participating in the build include the Kenly Church of God, Kenly Missionary Baptist Church, Kenly United Methodist Church, St. Pauls’s AME Church, Mincey Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and Kenly Original Free Will Baptist Church. Glover said several others may also assist.

Habitat for Humanity is a Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness by providing adequate, affordable shelter. Qualified homebuyers must meet income requirements and pitch in “sweat equity” by participating in the construction of their homes. The nonprofit provides zero-interest mortgages for its partner families.

For more information about applying to purchase a Habitat home, visit www.habitatwake.org/apply.

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