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Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity

This is the 8th year, our garden club will be landscaping a home for Habitat for Humanity during their "Women's Build" project. Each year, Habitat dedicates a home for Mother's Day to a single mother. Teams of mostly women descend on the house for two weeks to put the finishing touches on the home. The new owner will be there working on her days off work also.
Habitat gives a "hand up", not a "hand out". Potential owners need to have a steady source of income, good credit score and pay the down payment and closing costs. Owners also accept a mortgage, according to their income. Habitat carries the mortgage over that amount. Owners need to take classes on home maintenance and give 300+ hours of "sweat equity" working to build their home or other Habitat homes.
Our previous projects were older, mostly foreclosed homes, that already had trees, etc. on them. This year, it is a new build. City landscaping rules are different with a new home. We need to obtain at least 20 bushes, and three or four trees. Our trees need to be 10' tall! The bushes need to be 18", except coonties, which need to be 12". If you would like to make a donation to help cover the cost of the larger trees and bushes required, please give a check to our Treasurer, Ria Benton, endorsed ‘Habitat’, made payable to Garden Club of Cape Coral.

Habitat for Humanity 2019

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