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Habitat for Humanity in O'boro taking house applications

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OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) -

Time is winding down for families in Daviess County who are interested in applying for a Habitat for Humanity home.

This is actually the first of two times during the year that the organization accepts applications from individuals and families.

Here's what you need to know to decide whether you qualify.

Applicants must have lived in Daviess County for at least the past year and can't already own their own land or house.

You can be single, married, or divorced but not separated.

Habitat typically builds houses for families that make 30 to 50 percent of the median Owensboro income.

If your application is approved, you and your family will actually get to help build your home and others!

Habitat's program is based on what's called "sweat equity," where applicants commit 350 hours of work toward these houses.

So far, the organization's built over 100 homes in Daviess County and plans to add six this year to that total.

Applications are due by Thursday at 3 p.m.

To find out more about the program, click here. 

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