Our speaker on May 27 was Kim Trainor, Director of Development at Greater Lowell Habitat for Humanity. Trainor updated us on the progress at the Habitat house being built on Main Street in West Concord. With Habitat's mission in mind, two families have been chosen to purchase the Concord house. The house is reconfigured to be a two-family dwelling. As Trainor pointed out, Habitat provides a hand up, not a hand out. Families who purchase Habitat homes qualify for a mortgage at 30% of homeowners income, and partner with Habitat by providing up to 450 hours of sweat equity, a down payment of $1,000 and participation in financial training. Community volunteers' work on the construction has already begun. Out Club, along with the RC of Bedford  will undertake two build sessions. Stay tuned for more details.
Photo: Rotarians at a build in Bedford, Oct. 2009