first_imgHaywood Habitat for Humanity is seeking qualified homeowners for homes located in Haywood County. Applicants must attend one mandatory information session prior to application.Upcoming information sessions are:— Thursday, Jan. 12, at 5:30 p.m. at Long’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 133 Old Clyde Road, Waynesville— Saturday, Jan. 21, at 10:00 a.m. the Waynesville Branch Library, 678 S. Haywood St., Waynesville— Sunday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m. at the Canton Branch Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave., CantonThe home ownership program is not a giveaway program. Houses are sold at the organization’s cost with a zero interest mortgage to keep monthly payments affordable.Families are required to invest 300-400 hours of volunteer “sweat equity” into the construction of their home (depending on family size), and attend homebuyer education training.All applicants must be residents of North Carolina for a minimum of 12 months and living in Haywood County at the time of application.Applicants must exhibit need for affordable housing, have the ability to pay a monthly mortgage payment, and be willing to partner with Haywood Habitat in the building and homeowner education process.Haywood Habitat for Humanity does business in accordance with the federal fair housing law.For more information visit or call 452-7960.last_img