Beaufort News

Habitat to hold family orientation

Lowcountry Habitat for Humanity will hold family orientation sessions at 6 p.m. Thursday at Sea Island Presbyterian Church on Lady's Island and Tuesday at Riverview Baptist Church on Boundary Street in Beaufort.

Orientation sessions are the first step in the family selection process for a home, and attendance at a session is mandatory.

To qualify, prospective homeowners must live in substandard housing, live or work in northern Beaufort County, have a steady source of income not above 60 percent of the median income, the willingness to volunteer with Habitat and the ability to repay a zero-interest mortgage.

Lowcountry Habitat has built 37 houses on St. Helena Island and in Beaufort, Port Royal and Gardens Corner since its inception in 1990.

Details: 843-522-3500.