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Habitat for Humanity meetings are an important first step for potential homeowners

Habitat for Humanity of Abilene is hosting a series of homeownership orientation sessions over the next two weeks. Each of the past two years, the Abilene chapter has accepted six applicants into the program.

Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Abilene Rosten Callarman urges anyone who has dreamed of becoming a homeowner through Habitat for Humanity to take the first step by attending one of the sessions, “Our goal is to get as many people as possible to hear the information and to apply. Because even if the people apply and aren’t accepted this year, it becomes a good experience and opportunity for them to apply the following year, for them to talk to our staff and find out, ‘What does homeownership look like for me? What can I do between now and then to make my finances what they need to be in order to be a better applicant?’ All of those things are made more possible by showing up to one of these meetings this year.”

Tuesday’s orientation meeting is full. But there’s still space for the April 11th meeting at Southern Hills Church of Christ, the April 16th meeting at the Abilene Public Library, and the April 18th meeting at Highland Church of Christ.

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