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Habitat for Humanity of Nodaway County is currently accepting applications from potential partner families and will host two informational meetings later this month.

The meetings are open to the public, and no reservations are required. Those attending will receive information about the Habitat for Humanity program, including income guidelines and participation requirements.

Applications will be available for any families requesting them.

The meetings will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, and Thursday, Aug. 24, at the First United Church of Maryville, 102 N. Main St. in Maryville.

A third “application meeting” is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, also at the church.

Interested families must attend one informational meeting and the application meeting to be considered for a home.

Habitat for Humanity of Nodaway County is a non-profit, nondenominational Christian ministry with the mission of eliminating poverty housing. The organization is one of about 50 affiliates and campus chapters statewide.

Clients selected for the program typically invest hundreds of hours of “sweat equity” while their new homes are constructed, a process that also includes a significant amount of labor by volunteers.

The houses are sold to families on a non-profit basis using a no-interest loan. Mortgage payments are deposited in a revolving fund and used by Habitat to finance subsequent construction projects.

Private donors, churches, and corporate sponsors provide additional funding and materials.

Founded in 1976, Habitat for Humanity International, with which the Nodaway chapter is affiliated, has helped 4 million people construct, rehabilitate, or preserve more than 800,000 homes in the United States and many other countries, making it the largest not-for-profit builder in the world.

For more information, call 660-254-4410, email mail@nodawayhabitat.org or go to www.nodawayhabitat.org.

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Staff writer Anthony Brown can be reached at tbrown@maryvilledailyforum.com or by calling the newspaper at 660.562.2424.