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Neighbors Growing Together | Jul 24, 2014

Habitat seeks program applicants

By David Hotle | Jul 10, 2014

With a movement on to improve the looks of Washington, the Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity is offering up to 10 gallons of house paint to low- and moderate-income homeowners to beautify homes and garages.
Washington County liaison Margie Roth said today that only 10 gallons of the 100 gallons available have been delivered to an area homeowner. She said that this is the first year that the program has been offered. The program runs until Oct. 15.
“There is a short income verification process,” she said. “The homeowner has to confirm they are the homeowner, that they have insurance … that kind of thing.”
Roth said when the program began there was a flurry of interest in the community. Since then the interest has fallen off and only one application has been made.
People wishing to register for the program can contact Roth at 319-383-3221.
Roth said the program was offered after speaking with Mayor Sandra Johnson and a group of concerned citizens who have been concerned about the appearance of the community. She said that the program was identified as meeting a need.
She also said that Habitat For Humanity is looking for a family for a potential home to be built next year. She said that the house would not be built this year due to the lateness of the season.

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