Saturday, November 1
The porch project at Edgewood Road continues. We would like skilled carpenters who can put in the front posts and roof rafters. Call Luke Kaplan if you have questions: 413.446.7732.
We also hope you can join us Saturday evening for Giving Thanks, our annual benefit dinner and concert!
The location is the First United Methodist Church at 55 Fenn Street, Pittsfield. The homemade turkey dinners will be served at 4:30 and 6:00 p.m. and the performance featuring Bobby Sweet and BSweet Band with Zink & Company kicks off at 7:00 p.m. You can purchase tickets here, at the Habitat office and at outlets in Pittsfield, Becket and Great Barrington.
INTRODUCTION TO BERKSHIRE HABITAT
Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization that builds homes, communities and hope.
Berkshire Habitat is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.
Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
All that said, please understand that we do not give away homes. Our homebuyer partners must:
- Go through a rigorous qualification and selection process.
- Have a qualifying income and attend our Building for Tomorrow financial literacy training program.
- Invest 400 (for a single person) or 500 (for dual heads of households) hours of sweat equity in the building of their own home as well as the homes of others. During sweat equity, homebuyer partners learn home maintenance and upkeep.
- Pay their mortgage on time.
We do not give away homes. We help those who are just a little short of realizing the American Dream of Homeownership. It's a hand UP, not a hand OUT!
Do you feel like you are drowning in debt? Are you ready to take charge of your financial future in just six classes? If you have tried and failed at budgeting, this class is for you. Here are the rules:
Make every dollar work for you.
Save for a rainy day.
Roll with the punches.
Live on last month's income.
The rules make a lot of sense, and they are worth striving toward.
Our program will change your financial life.
A new series of classes begins every 8 weeks.
To register, call or email Habitat at 413-442-3181 to sign up for the next series of classes.
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