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Habitat for Humanity meeting the first step for some to better living conditions

Lexington, SC (Paul Kirby) - Residents of both Lexington and Richland Counties may be able to partner with Central SC Habitat for Humanity to help them find a better way of living. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that partners with individuals and families residing in Lexington and Richland Counties to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. According to a recent release on their social media site, Habitat for Humanity provides a hand up, not a hand out; this is done through sweat equity and other requirements. The Habitat program is not a quick process and requires a lot of commitment from you to complete. If you do complete the program, your living arrangements, pride in yourself, and your ability to deal with the issues of everyday life may be greatly improved.

If there is some problem with your living space, attending an application meeting is first step to seeing if Habitat for Humanity can help you to change that. Attendance at this meeting is mandatory in order to apply. Requirements include financial, general criteria, and how the application process works. These are all gone over at that time. The staff members of Habitat for Humanity are offering application meetings at different locations and you are only required to attend one meeting.

You do not need to bring anything with you to the meeting, however, if you are applying with someone, both of you must be in attendance. The meeting typically takes about 45 minutes, and at the end you will receive the application, directions for how to complete it, and where to turn it in. Application meetings are open to the general public; therefore, you may share this information about the meetings with friends and family. You are not required to have received an invitation in order to attend. In order to keep late comers from interrupting the others who attend the meetings, the doors will close to the meeting room at exactly the scheduled start time. After that, no one will be allowed to enter. They strongly suggest that you arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the meeting so that you can get comfortable with the room, the staff, and the others around you.

The staff of Habitat for Humanity does not recommend that you bring children, so you are able to concentrate on the information being presented. You also don’t want your children to interrupt others during the meeting. There may not be bathroom access, so please use the restroom prior to arriving. Each meeting will last approximately 45 minutes.

If you are tired of living the way you are, in housing that is substandard, and are willing to make a change to improve that situation, there are several meetings coming up next week. There will be one held on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Click this link to the Habitat for Humanity FACEBOOK event page to find the next or closest meeting to you. This is the LINK.

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