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Is your dream home an application away?

By MELINDA WILLIAMS

melinda@southwesttimes.com

Is your dream home just an application away from becoming a reality?

Come out to Pulaski Train Station Saturday and find out.

Community Housing Partners will be holding a home application session this Saturday at 9 a.m. to give members of the community an opportunity to fill out an application to see if they qualify for one of the new homes constructed in the Dora Highway Neighborhood Rehabilitation zone.

According to CHP’s Skip Slocum, these new two-bedroom, one-bath homes are perfect for first-time homebuyers since many find their monthly mortgage payment to be less than they are currently paying for rent. Some monthly mortgages have been as low as $397.

Slocum said only two houses are left and CHP would “love to sell them by the end of the year.”

The application session gives citizens a chance to tour and learn more about the homes and the Dora Highway project.

Those interested in attending are asked to meet at the train station at 9 a.m. to take a bus tour of the newly-rehabilitated neighborhood and see the new homes that are for sale.

Participants will return to the train station at 9:30 for a brief information session on the homes. The session will include a history of the Dora Highway development project and what it means to have an EarthCraft-certified home.

EarthCraftcertification verifies that the home addresses environmentally friendly guidelines for site planning, energy efficiency, waste management and indoor air quality.

From 9:45-11 a.m., CHP staff members will be on hand to assist interested parties in filling out applications and becoming pre-qualified for a home.

Application preference is given to people who live or work in the town of Pulaski, but others may attend the session and apply.

To qualify for a home, applicants must meet 2012 income limits of $29,500 for a one-person household; $33,700 for two people; $37,900 for three people; $42,100 for four people; $45,500 for five; $48,850 for six, and $52,250 for a seven-person household.

The application session is also being sponsored by New River Valley Home Consortium.

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