McPherson Area Habitat for Humanity has announced its 23rd home project.
The Jennifer Farr-Brewer family has been selected as the recipients for the next home. The new home for Jennifer and her six children will be constructed at 313 N. Oak.
The five-day blitz build on the property will be held from July 18-23. Individual and group volunteers will be needed for the blitz. Those interested in participating can sign up on the organization’s website ( or by emailing McPherson Area Habitat For Humanity Executive Director Bill Parker at or Ron Calhoun at Volunteers do not need to have any formal construction or building experience, just a willingness to help.
McPherson Area Habitat for Humanity selects applicants who do not have adequate housing and are unable to obtain adequate housing through other conventional means. Applicants must also demonstrate proof of a steady income, be willing to work through credit challenges, and earn a combined household income between 25 percent and 60 percent of the median family income in McPherson County.  Selected families are also required to complete 200-300 hours of “sweat equity” on their home, other volunteer work, educational activities, and homebuyer education classes before their Habitat homes are completed.
Habitat homes are sold for the cost of materials on a 20-25 year, 0-percent interest mortgage, and monthly mortgage payments average $450-$500 for current Habitat homeowners. Payments are made directly to McPherson Area Habitat for Humanity to help build more homes.