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Habitat for Humanity Home Repair in Carpinteria


Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County’s first A Brush with Kindness home repair will take place in Carpinteria over two consecutive Saturdays, February 26th and March 5th. The new housing repair program A Brush with Kindness will provide exterior painting, fence repair, landscaping, and driveway repair to low-income families in need.

WHAT: Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County will repair a home in Carpintieaas part of Habitat’s new program “A Brush with Kindness.”

WHEN: Saturday, February 26th and Saturday, March 5th from 9am to 3:30pm. A dedication ceremony on Saturday, March 5 th at 12:00pm is open to the public.

NEWS:

• This is Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County’s first A Brush with Kindness home repair.

• This marks the first Habitat for Humanity project in Carpinteria.

• A Brush with Kindness Partner Families are selected on the following criteria: o Family income must be under 80% of Santa Barbara County’s AMI (as defined by HUD)o Homes must be owner-occupied.

• Volunteers are needed to help Habitat with exterior repairs on February, 26th and March 5th . Sign-up online at www.sbhabitat.org.

Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush with Kindness has a goal of preserving home ownership by helping homeowners who can not afford to maintain the exterior of their homes. When basic expenses exceed income, home maintenance can be the first to go and years of deferred repairs can result in unsafe living conditions. “Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County looks forward to being able to serve a greater number of people in our community. The economic downturn has left more people struggling to keep up with necessary home repairs. We see the need in our community and are glad to provide the resources and volunteers to provide these essential repairs.” said Joyce McCullough, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County. “A Brush with Kindness will increase the viability of the neighborhoods we serve.”A Brush with Kindness complements Habitat for Humanity’s construction programs that bring decent and affordable homes to low-income families. All partner families must meet Habitat’s income requirements,as well as show a need for crucial exterior repairs and a willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity. For more information on how you can volunteer on the A Brush with Kindness project or in other ways, please visit www.sbhabitat.org or call 805-692-2226.

About Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County:Habitat for Humanity of SSBC is an independent, locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian housing organization dedicated to the elimination of poverty housing. Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliates in more than 3,000 communities around the world have built more than 400,000 homes for sale to partner families with no-profit, zero-interest mortgages. Volunteers provide most of the labor, with individuals, churches and corporate donors providing the money and materials to build Habitat houses. Habitat for Humanity of SSBC has participated in cooperative efforts with other non-profit organizations including SEE International, Women’s Economic Ventures, Laguna Senior Cottages, Boys and Girls Club and the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission, in addition to two major rehabilitation projects since their beginning in 2000. They have completed two major construction projects in Santa Barbara providing homes for seven low-income families. To learn more about our work, please visit www.sbhabitat.org or call (805) 692-2226



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