Reba Ford is one of several volunteers who say their biggest challenge is getting the word out to potential homeowners. "We do have the funds raised for our first field, we have the land, but the big challenge right now is to find that special family," she says. And she says there are requirements for individuals or families wishing to apply.
"One of those is they have to invest 300 sweat equity hours, habitat is not a give away program," she says. Ford says it seems odd to think that they have all the materials and donations but no applicants. They've tried everything and hope this story will get the ball rolling.
"We very anxious to get people to apply, we want to identify that family so we can start on our build," she says. Ford also says the application process can be a bit intimidating, but those interested should submit one as soon as possible. "It's quite lengthy but we have people that can help. The main thing is to make that first step and fill out the application."
Volunteers along with the new homeowners usually build the home in around four to six months. If you would like an application for the Habitat for Humanity home in Duncan, stop by and ask for an application at the following locations and check them out online:
Delta Community Action Building