Bend Area Habitat to Hold Information Session for Partnership Program Toward Homeownership in Bend


Owning your own home is possible! Join Bend Area Habitat for Humanity on Thursday, May 12 at 5:30pm for an Information Session in Bend that will educate families and individuals interested in applying for the Partnership Program toward Homeownership.

Bend Area Habitat for Humanity serves families in the 40-75 percent of the Area Median Income. For a family of four, that equates to $2000-$3708/month. Childcare for kids 5 and under will be available on a first come, first served basis. We anticipate a large attendance and are requiring people to RSVP by May 6.

For more than 27 years, Bend Area Habitat has built and renovated 110 affordable homes serving low-income families in Bend and Crook Co. These homes have been sold to individuals and families with a 0% mortgage. By providing affordable housing to low-income families, families are realizing an annual savings, on average, between $5,000-$6,000 which can be reinvested into the community; this totals between $645,000-$774,000.

Relative to the benefit and reinvestment in the community economically, the total property taxes paid by Habitat families since 1989 have eclipsed $1 million. Since Bend Area Habitat’s inception, assuming an average property value of $200,000, Habitat has added $17 million in assessed value of property. By providing affordable homes, Habitat is making a significant impact on individuals’ lives as well as benefitting this community.

When: Thursday, May 12 at 5:30 p.m.
Where: First Presbyterian Church, 230 NE 9th St., Bend, OR 97701
Contact: DeeDee Johnson, 541.385.5387,
RSVP: May 6, 2016

About Bend Area Habitat for Humanity
Bend Area Habitat seeks to put God’s love into action to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope. We are dedicated to changing lives by providing affordable homeownership services for low-income families and individuals in Bend and Prineville. Over the past 27 years, Bend Habitat has built 110 homes and repaired 60 more, providing more than 550 children and adults a safe, secure and healthy home. Bend Area Habitat also has two ReStores, used and surplus home improvement centers, in Bend and Prineville, that accept and sell a wide variety of building materials, appliances and home furnishings. All proceeds from the ReStores benefit Bend Habitat’s mission.


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