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Fuller Center seeks next partner family

September 6, 2018
Boundary County Fuller Center for Housing, formerly Habitat for Humanity, is excited to announce they are beginning the process to find their next partner family! They are accepting applications through November 2 and plan to select their next partner family by January 25.

"We will begin building our next home sometime in the Spring of 2019 with a goal to have our next Partner Family in their new home in early 2020,"  said Teresa Rae, president of the Boundary County Chapter Fuller Center of Housing.

Applications are available online at FullerCenter.org, or contact Georgia Jimenez at [email protected] or (208) 267-5908 for an e-mail or mailed copy of the application. Applications can be electronically sent to Georgia or may be mailed to PO Box 423, Bonners Ferry, ID, 83805.

We are excited to begin this project as we continue to build a better a community, one house and one family at a time!

Boundary County Fuller Center for Housing (BCFCH) has been in existence since 1993. They are a Christian based, non-profit organization dedicated toward eliminating sub-standard housing in our community. They partner with families, faith groups, local businesses, community entities, individuals and other non-profit organizations to provide decent, affordable housing for Boundary County families.

Over 99% of all of their donated goods, services and money goes directly towards the houses they build, and their mantra is to keep our overhead costs to the bare minimum. Since its inception, they have built 10 houses for families in need in our community. The average home is around 1,300 square feet with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and it costs roughly $80,000 to build each home, which are provided through an interest-free, tailored mortgage to their partner families through their own revolving fund, thus allowing families to afford home ownership.

Partner Families are required to invest up to 500 hours of "sweat equity" in their own homes and are required to have a legitimate housing need, have a job or a steady source of income and be able to support a tailored mortgage but not able to qualify for a conventional loan.

Boundary County Fuller Center for Housing is a 501(c)3 organization with its own employee identification number that allows individuals and organizations to make tax deductible charitable contributions to their organization directly.

To learn more, contact Teresa Rae at (208) 946-6582 or visit their website and join them on Facebook for announcements and updates.

"We are excited to begin our next project as we continue to build a better community, one house and one family at a time!" Rae said.

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