Two New Homes in Freeport!
We are excited to announce that work will begin on two new homes in Freeport in late summer. The 3-4-bedroom single-family homes will be located on the corner of Old Brunswick Road and Route 1.
The previously announced 8-home project in South Portland is still moving forward, with construction to start in late Fall.
If you are interested in applying for homeownership, you must attend an informational session. These mandatory sessions explain the homeownership program, requirements, and how to apply. Sessions will be held at the Freeport Community Center in September. Pre-registration is required; walk-ins will not be allowed in. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, all attendees must wear a mask in the building at all times. Additionally, Habitat will be limiting the number of people attending the sessions, so please try to keep your party to one to two people and avoid bringing children if possible.
More information and registration instructions will be mailed to interested attendees later in August. Contact email@example.com / 207-772-2151 to receive that information.
Habitat thanks the three major sponsors of the project: the Avangrid Foundation, Bank of America, and State Farm Insurance.
All candidates are screened using the following program criteria: housing need, ability to afford homeownership, and willingness to and evidence of ability to collaborate. Qualifying income limits are determined by family size earning up to 80% of the greater Portland Metro MFI (Median Family Income). These guidelines are adjusted each year and are based on numbers defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). A qualifying household must have a minimum annual gross income of at least $30,000. For more information on qualifying guidelines, visit habitatportlandme.org.
Habitat completed a 13-home community in Scarborough in 2019. Each of the 3-4 bedroom homes are energy efficient with total utility costs of approximately $120 per month. The affiliate completed an 8-home build in Freeport in 2015.