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Habitat seeks family for C’dale home

Aspen Times Staff

The local chapter of Habitat for Humanity will start a selection process June 1 to find a family to buy half of a duplex it is building in Carbondale.One family has already been selected. Now the organization is seeking another buyer for a simple, decent home that will be sold at a below-market price.Applicants must live or work anywhere between Parachute and Aspen. Habitat considers three distinct selection criteria when reviewing applications. The first is need, based on the suitability of the applicant’s current shelter.Next, is ability to pay. The specified annual family income range is between $18,000 and $35,000.The last requirement is willingness to partner with Habitat in the building of the home. This involves volunteer time called “sweat equity” and may consist of manual and/or non-manual hours of work with Habitat.The guidelines and the philosophy of Habitat for Humanity will be fully explained at two family selection orientation sessions. One session will be held in Rifle at the RE-2 Administration Building on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. The other will take place at Carbondale Town Hall on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.Construction of the duplex should begin this summer. A new family will be selected by the end of the summer.A duplex lot was donated to the local Habitat affiliate by the developers of Cleveland Place as fulfillment of Carbondale’s affordable housing ordinance.