Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys Information Video
CONGRATULATIONS to long time Marathon local, Bill Heffernan. Mr. Heffernan, "Lucky Bill", was
the winner of our 1st time boat raffle which was made possible by our wonderful partners Marathon
Boat Yard with Yamaha and Edgewater. Bill supported Habitat Middle Keys with a $100 donation for
his "winning ticket" that was pulled from a total of 300. Pictured (from the bow) are
Marathon Boat Yard owners, Bruce & Sherry Popham; Tim Wonderlin, 2013 Habitat President;
Bill Heffernan (seated); Christine Todd Young, Habitat Exec. Director; and Don Dahlfues, 2013 Habitat Treasurer.
What is A Brush with Kindness?
Habitat’s A Brush with Kindness program helps income-qualified homeowners who struggle to maintain the exterior of their homes, allowing them to reclaim their homes with pride and dignity. It is designed to revitalize the appearance of the neighborhood, encourage connections within the community, and most importantly, help preserve the existing affordable housing.
2013 Program Details
The 2013 A Brush with Kindness program is focused on exterior painting. This will be our Phase I. When complete, we will begin Phase II which will move us into doing minor repairs. You are allowed to apply for Phase I and Phase II.
Current Application Deadline is April 30th, 2013.
Who is eligible and how do I apply?
ABWK serves homeowners in need using Habitat’s basic tenets of eligibility: demonstrated need, willingness to partner and ability to pay any minimal costs incurred (after all donated materials and labor). The following 5 basic criteria must be met in order to apply:
The homeowner must claim homestead on their property.
Your taxes and sewer/water bills must be current.
There must be no outstanding liens on the home except a home mortgage.
Collective* household income must be at or below 80% of the area median income. See chart:
2012 Income Guidelines
(Guidelines good through April 30, 2013)
The homeowner must be willing to partner with Habitat in this project to the best of their ability both financially and physically. This partnership means 10 hours of sweat equity per $1000 in job value not cost.
* Collective means all members of the household age 18 and up, excluding 18-24 yr olds that are enrolled in school
To Apply or complete an application for someone you know,
contact Christine Todd Young, Executive Director at 305-743-9828
or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys is a non-profit Christian housing ministry founded on the belief that every man, woman and child deserves a safe, decent and affordable home to call their own.
Volunteers can contribute their time to give Habitat’s mission a tangible form with future homeowner families. Individuals, religious organizations and corporations that support our mission provide the tax-deductible donations of money, land and materials that make building a home for a deserving family possible.
Since 1991, Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys and its volunteers, have created truly affordable homeownership for qualified income level families. We create homeownership alongside these families who demonstrate need and willingness to partner with Habitat. Families invest hundreds of hours of their own “sweat-equity” labor into the houses and our community. When a home is complete, it is sold to a hard working family with a 0% interest loan. This loan makes the monthly mortgage payments a truly affordable home that they can call their own.
Please contact us to ask how you can help and become part of our mission.
“It is so emotional to watch a child get to ‘pick’ his or her own room for the first time in their lives” — Anonymous Donor