Island Grass Music Fest to Benefit Habitat for Humanity

Join Terry Cassidy and friends at Boondock’s Grille and Draft House, 27025 Overseas Hwy on Sunday, February 23rd for the 21st Annual Island Grass Music Fest. There will be live music from 1pm – 6pm featuring Terry Cassidy & Mike Bailey, Brian Roberts, Cory Young & Ty Thurman, Pat McCune, and Howard Livingston.

Come and bid on your favorite items in the HUGE silent auction with over 100 items from your favorite keys businesses!

There are vendor spaces available for a small donation.

Proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity’s hurricane recovery and affordable housing programs. For more information, contact info@habitatlowerkeys.org or call (305)294-9006. 

Applications are now CLOSED for our homeownership program for the 16 new homes that we will be building on Cudjoe Key. Thank you to everyone who applied!

 

 

Habitat for Humanity of Key West and Lower Florida Keys partners with families in need to build affordable energy efficient homes, which are built using professional contractors and volunteer labor.
Each homeowner famil
y is required to invest a minimum of 350 hours of “sweat equity” to become eligible to purchase their home with an affordable mortgage.

HOW TO QUALIFY FOR HOMEOWNERSHIP
There are 3 main requirements:

NEED:
Must be a first-time home buyer (have not owned a home in the past three years)
Living in overcrowded, substandard, temporary, or public housing OR paying more than 30% of household income for current housing (cost burdened)
Unable to secure adequate housing through the private market

ABILITY TO PAY:
Have stable employment or other source of income
Have acceptable credit history
Earn an annual income that ensures no more that 30% of earnings will be utilized to pay for housing costs, including taxes and insurance (not cost burdened)
(In order to qualify there is also a maximum income based on Monroe County Affordable Workforce Housing Guidelines, and 70% of household income must be earned in Monroe County)

WILLINGNESS TO PARTNER:
Applicants must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents
Applicant families must invest 350 hours of “sweat equity” volunteer labor
Applicants must attend educational home ownership classes
Applicants must reside in Monroe County for 12 months prior to applying.

 PLEASE NOTE, THE APPLICATION PERIOD IS CLOSED. TO BE SURE YOU RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS OF OPEN APPLICATION PERIODS, SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER BY SCROLLING DOWN AND ENTERING YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS.

 

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