Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth Announces Home to be Built in Plymouth

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth (www.hfhplymouth.org) will be offering one single-family home located at 47 Indian Avenue, Plymouth for affordable homeownership. 

The existing cottage will be completely refurbished and expanded with an addition to have three bedrooms and two baths, approximately 1,390-square-feet, including a partial basement, yard, propane furnace, town water, private septic, kitchen, dining area, living room, vinyl tile kitchen and bath floors, with hardwood or carpeting in other rooms.

Applicants must live or work in one of Habitat’s service area towns: Plymouth, Carver, Kingston, Plympton, Middleboro or Lakeville and must not have a maximum annual income that exceeds 60 percent of the area’s median income (AMI). The 2023 Maximum Household Limits as determined by HUD are: $62,340 (one person), $71,280 (two person), $80,160 (three person), $89,040, $96,180 (five person), and $103,320 (six person).  For a Habitat home, it is required that all bedrooms be filled.

The buyer will be required to pay closing costs of approximately $4,000, and will pay an affordable mortgage. All adults in the household are also required put in 250 “sweat equity” hours building the home alongside volunteers or supporting the organization in other ways.

The application deadline is 4 p.m. on Nov. 1, 2023. 

Potential applicants are encouraged to learn more about the application and lottery process, qualifications and expectations at an Information Session, scheduled for: Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Plymouth Public Library (Craft Room) or Sunday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m. at the Habitat ReStore in 160 N. Main St. , Carver.

Applications are available for download online at www.hfhplymouth.org/own-a-home or in person at Habitat’s ReStore and Office at 160 N. Main Street, Carver; or at the public libraries in Plymouth, Carver, Kingston, Plympton, Middleboro and Lakeville. 

Questions about volunteering or the application process should be directed to info@hfhplymouth.org.