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Realtors foundation gives to local Habitat for Humanity

Realtors foundation gives to local Habitat for Humanity
Pictured, from left: Tamar Osterman, executive director, Carroll County Association of Realtors Foundation; Bryan Lyburn, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County; and Jenny Koontz, chairwoman of the board of CCAR Foundation, stand in front of houses at the Union Crossing town home project in Westminster. (Submitted photo, Submitted photo)

The Carroll County Association of Realtors Foundation presented Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County with a check for $1,625 to support Habitat's Union Crossing town home project in Westminster. The funds will assist with Habitat's share of the closing costs on the sale of five brand new, energy efficient town homes at the corner of Main Street and Union Avenue to qualified buyers.

Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County is building the homes from the ground up using local contractors and suppliers. Partner families who will purchase the homes must earn below 60 percent of Carroll's household median income based on family size. All families must demonstrate need as well as a willingness to partner through 250 hours of sweat equity. Home buyers must also complete a home ownership education course and be able to repay a zero percent mortgage.

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The Carroll County Association of Realtors Foundation, founded in 2005, is a nonprofit charity that serves as the philanthropic arm of the local Realtors association.

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