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Habitat for Humanity seeks applicants

Habitat for Humanity is getting ready to hold one of its semiannual application weeks. "The event will take place later this summer," said family coordinator Lydia Beck, "although exact dates have yet to be set."

Eligible families are invited to apply to have houses built based on their capability of meeting these requirements: ability to pay, need and willingness to partner.

After families apply, a selection committee conducts home interviews and presents qualified candidates to a board for approval. After being approved, families usually wait about a year for a sponsor.

There are five families on this waiting list.

Habitat has seven lots available in Hartselle, one lot available in Decatur, and two houses under construction in Decatur.

The organization is looking for more land in Decatur, although Mindy Thwing, executive director for Morgan County, says that it may take two or three years to acquire a suitable piece of property.

Last month Habitat completed construction on its 40th house.

- Emily Peck

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