Posted: Monday, January 19, 2015, 1:07 AM
PITMAN Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity hopes to find a veteran to receive a new house, which organizers say has been more challenging than expected.
“You would think it would be an easy task, but it hasn’t been,” said Daniel Sulpizio, president of the organization’s board of directors.
The county nonprofit has built or rehabilitated 31 houses for low-income families over 30 years. Its recent veteran-specific endeavor is part of Habitat for Humanity International’s “Veterans Build” program.
Habitat began in the summer publicizing the effort to find a post-9/11 veteran to work with but has been unable to find a candidate who meets the requirements.
The veteran would put “sweat equity” into the house he or she would eventually live in. The beneficiary, who would buy the house at the cost to construct it, can receive a zero-interest mortgage and would also receive financial literacy assistance.
Those interested can call 856-256-9400 or visit gc-habitat.org.
“There’s got to be somebody,” Sulpizio said.
– Angelo Fichera
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