La Porte County Habitat Accepting Partner Family Applications in 2016

Habitat-for-HumanityLaPorte County Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications for a partner family for its 2016 build in LaPorte. Habitat for Humanity houses are sold to qualified partner families at no profit, financed with affordable, no interest loans. The homeowner's monthly mortgage payments go into a fund that enables Habitat to "pay it forward" by building more homes.

Families are chosen based on their ability to meet qualification requirements. Applications are assessed by the Family Selection Committee, which reviews the family's need for a home, ability to pay and willingness to partner.

If selected, the family is required to contribute 500 hours of "sweat equity" to build their own home and to assist with other Habitat projects.

Applications are available at the administrative office at 225 East Garfield Street Wednesdays through Fridays from 11 am to 5 pm, and Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm. Applications are also available at

Applications should be returned to LaPorte Habitat for Humanity, PO Box 8874, Michigan City, Indiana 46361-8874 no later than February 29.

This year's LaPorte Habitat Home will be built on Park Street in LaPorte.