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Indian giver County Habitat For Humanity, Inc. <br />Y 71IR \ 2207 18th Avenue, Nero Beach, FL 32960 (407)562-9860 ' R 11J <br />C <br />ATTACHMENT "a" <br />TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: <br />This is a condensed overview of the Habitat for Humanity ministry <br />(project) in Indian River County: <br />The basic tenet of Habitat for Humanity International is to <br />eliminate sub -standard housing throughout the world. <br />As an affiliate of the international organization, Indian <br />River County Habitat for Humanity, Inc. (a charitable, non-profit <br />organization) works with employed, low income, needy families in <br />Indian River County to build decent, simple and sturdy houses. <br />Occupant families are selected on a non-discriminatory basis. They <br />invest a given number of "sweat equity" hours in the construction <br />of their home and then buy the house at cost via a long-term, no - <br />interest mortgage. The mortgage is held by Habitat. <br />Habitat's basic 3 -bedroom, 1 -1/2 -bath, frame house contains <br />1047 square feet of living space. Construction of the house is <br />done by volunteers under the guidance of a licensed general <br />contractor, is consistent with the provisions of the Southern <br />Standard Building Codes, and is inspected accordingly by local <br />Building Department inspectors. Funds to buy the land and <br />materials for Habitat houses come from donations by churches, <br />individuals, foundations and other organizations who support the <br />Habitat philosophy of helping God's people in need. <br />Indian River County Habitat for Humanity's goal for 1994 is to <br />build three houses with qualified needy families. This program <br />will be expanded each year as funds permit. Our goal mirrors the <br />philosophy of Habitat International as we intend to work toward the <br />elimination of sub -standard housing in our community. <br />