Two New Habitat Homes for Santa Paula

A mandatory Orientation will be held this week for families interested in qualifying for either of two homes in Santa Paula. Groundbreaking is scheduled for October.
The orientations will be held at Santa Paula Railroad Depot, 200 N. 10th St. in Santa Paula on Wednesday, September 17 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, September 20 at 10:00 AM. Both will be conducted in English and Spanish. Interested parties may attend either session, but all adults who will live in the home must attend a session.
Preference will be given to families currently living in Santa Paula.
For more information, please call the office of Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County at (805) 485-6065.
General Criteria for Habitat selection:
You must be a legal resident of the United States
You must be a resident of Ventura County for at least one year
You must be currently living in poverty housing be a first time homebuyer
Your income must be between 30% and 50% of the median income of Ventura County (currently at $80,000 per year)
You must be able to pass a credit check
You must be willing to put in 500 hours of “Sweat Equity” building your house or another Habitat house
You must be willing to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County and attend training classes regarding home ownership
The Mission:
Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry seeking to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from Ventura County and the world, making decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.
We are a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.
Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people from all walks of life to build simple decent and affordable housing. The houses then are sold to low income families at no profit and with no interest charged. Volunteers provide the labor, and Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County raises funds from individuals, foundations, corporations, businesses, faith based organizations and grants to build the houses. Working alongside volunteers, partner Families themselves invest 500 hundred hours of labor, called 'sweat equity,' into building their home and the homes of others.