Tahlequah Area Habitat for Humanity Newsroom

Storage Building Sale, December 2, 2017
Tahlequah Area Habitat for Humanity will be holding a Storage Building Sale from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, December 2, 2017, at Access Storage, 1060 North Heritage Lane (next to Green Country Cinemas).  This sale will include office furniture, desks, cabinets, chairs, trays, A/C filters, lights, lamps, headboards, credenzas, TV cabinets, luggage, armoires, hide-a-beds, framed art, night stands, stapelers, tape dispensors, computer desks, and more.  Drop by Access Storage on December 2nd to check out great deals on many items.

AmericaCorps Helps Habitat
In November 2017 AmericaCorps volunteers will be in Tahlequah helping TAHFH with Critical Repair Projects.  Young people, ages 18-24, from all over the United States sign up to serve as volunteers with AmericaCorps for one year.  Through a grant awarded to TAHFH, we welcome AmericaCorps workers who will complete several projects benefiting the community through partnerships with United Methodist Children's Home, American Indian Resource Center, Tahlequah Area Homeless Coalition Day Center, and CARE Food Pantry.

TAHFH Awarded Grant from Tahlequah Community Foundation
Tahlequah Area Habitat for Humanity was awarded a $2,500 grant from Tahlequah Community Foundation.

Note of Thanks to Bike & Build
TAHFH would like to thank Bike & Build for providing a $4,100 grant to help build House #24.  Bike & Build is a nonprofit organization that works to provide affordable housing and empowers young adults for a lifetime of service and civic engagement.  In addition to providing grants, each year a group of participants bike across the country, stopping in various cities and towns where they temporarily trade their bikes for hammers and nails to help local housing organizations build affordable houses for those in need.  Thank you, Bike & Build, for helping Tahlequah Area Habitat for Humanity fulfill its mission!

Habitat Taking Applications for Home Loans
Tahlequah Area Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications for new homeowner partners. Homeowners are selected based on three criteria: the applicant’s level of need; their willingness to partner with Habitat; and their ability to repay a mortgage through an affordable payment plan. Potential homeowners must meet income guidelines, be a US Citizen or Legal Resident, have credit of 640 or better and not be a registered sex offender. Homes must be built in Cherokee County.  In collaboration with the USDA, TAHFH helps potential homeowners apply for an affordable, low-interest mortgage through the USDA’s Rural Development program. Habitat’s homebuyers invest hundreds of hours of their own labor, called sweat equity, working alongside volunteers and other Habitat homeowners to help build their own homes. No profit is charged for building the house. Applications can be picked up at the TAHFH Office at 816 S. College Ave. on the corner of College Ave. and First St. Assistance is available for those needing help with the application process.  For additional information, call 918.453.1332 (Monday-Thursday).

Number One Consignment Shop in Tahlequah
Thank you Tahlequah for voting the Habitat ReStore as the #1 consignment shop in town!

House #24
TAHFH is pleased to announce that the construction of House #24 for Vergana Taylor has been completed.  The house blessing for House #24 took place on May 28, 2017, and was attended by members of the community, board members, and well-wishers from as far away as Dallas, Texas.

 

 

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