Habitat for Humanity seeking candidates for Waukesha home

Published on: 1/26/2011

Waukesha - Habitat for Humanity of Waukesha County will build a duplex in the Dunbar Oaks development - site of the former YWCA building on West Ave. - and the organization is looking for eligible families who can live there and be a partner in the project.

Interested owners must attend a mandatory meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 300 Carroll St., Waukesha.

Before a family can be chosen, it must submit considerable information, including employment history, tax returns and financial information on income, credit and living expenses. Prospective participants should bring copies of the required information - a list and forms can be found at http://www.hfhwaukesha.org/ - to the meeting

To be considered eligible, a potential owner must be a resident of Waukesha County and have worked in Waukesha County for at least one year. The family must be in need of safe housing, be a first-time homebuyer, be willing to work 250 hours in constructing the home (or another Habitat home), attend 20 hours of homeowner education classes, have a steady income and good credit history and have no felony convictions and no more than one misdemeanor conviction.