Grab Your Hammer

Habitat for Humanity seeks applicants for ADA-compliant house in Plymouth

Affordable homeowership opportunities for Twin Cities area residents with disabilities are about to expand. Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity (TCHFH) recently announced construction plans for an accessible, ADA-compliant home in Plymouth.

Nationwide, only 7 percent of people with a disability are homeowners.

“It’s difficult for many families in the disability community to find decent, affordable housing,” said Susan Haigh, president of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. “We are thrilled to offer the disability community access to decent, affordable homeownership opportunities.”

The next step is selecting a homeowner from a pool of eligible applicants. Families who purchase Habitat homes are selected based on need, ability to repay the zero percent mortgage, and willingness to partner. Interested applicants are required to attend a homeownership orientation session on Thursday, March 1, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity office, 3001 – 4th Street SE in Minneapolis. The office is wheelchair accessible. For more information or to register for the orientation, call TCHFH Family Services at 612-331-4090.

According to TCHFH’s construction department, once an applicant is selected, an assessment will be done to address their specific required needs so that the home is designed to fully meet ADA compliance.

If there is enough interest generated from the disability community, TCHFH is exploring the option of building more ADA-compliant homes over the next couple of years in the metro area.

Ground breaking on the Plymouth home is planned for this spring.


About Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

The mission of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is to eliminate poverty housing from the Twin Cities and to make decent, affordable shelter for all people a matter of conscience. Volunteer labor, donated materials and contributed funds are used to build and renovate homes in the Twin Cities area. Working under the faith-based principle that no profit should be gained from assisting those in need, Habitat for Humanity charges no interest on the mortgages that it issues to homebuyers. Homeowner families put in 300-500 hours of “sweat equity” helping to build Habitat homes.  Since 1985, TCHFH has built 649 homes in the seven-county metro area and engages more than 20,000 volunteers a year. For more information, visit www.tchabitat.org