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Highland Lakes Habitat for Humanity accepting applications for its next house


MARBLE FALLS — If you’ve dreamed of owning a home but believed you didn’t have the money to pay for it, the Highland Lakes Habitat for Humanity wants to meet you.

The organization is conducting an open enrollment meeting for applicants 10 a.m. Sept. 21 at First United Methodist Church, 1101 Bluebonnet Drive.

“We can build in Marble Falls,” said April Bergstrom, Highland Lakes Habitat for Humanity’s chairwoman of the family selection committee. “We also have lots in Kingsland. We have lots in Granite Shoals.”

The organization acquired lots at Avenue M in Marble Falls, Bergstrom said, and chose a family for the next house. Construction will begin by the beginning of October.

This meeting is to start the process for identifying the family for a home that will be constructed in spring 2014.

As part of the requirements for getting approval, partner families must be willing to help build their own home and another family’s home. At least 150 volunteer hours are required before breaking ground.

“It’s sweat equity,” Bergstrom said.

Other requirements include:

• Driver’s license or other photo identification

• 2012 filed income tax return

• last two pay stubs for those 18 or older living in the household

• last three months electric or water bills

• completion of a free home repair or maintenance class

Applicants must live in Burnet or Llano counties for a full year before Sept. 21. Go to for an application, partnership family requirements and to volunteer.