Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties has transitioned its Habitat Homebuyer Information Meetings to a webinar format as the nonprofit follows federal guidelines to help control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Habitat Homebuyer Information Meetings offer an overview of the program, the application process, financial and volunteer requirements, how homebuyers are selected and more. Upcoming meetings will be held in a one-hour, live webinar format.

The first webinars will be held Tuesday, March 24 at 7 a.m. (English) and 10 a.m. (Spanish).

“This pandemic vigorously impacts the most economically and physically vulnerable members of our community,” said Habitat CEO Becky Lucas. “With 60 homes in some phase of planning or construction for Lee County this year, our ministry remains ready to build hope in families who need the strong foundation of decent, affordable housing.”

Habitat for Humanity recently announced the temporary closure of its four ReStores and administrative offices, as well as the suspension of all volunteer-related activities. However, Habitat staff members are working remotely and still replying to phone calls and emails.

Habitat for Humanity partners with qualified, low-income families to provide decent, affordable homes through homeownership.

“Many families are surprised to learn they can own their own home by partnering with Habitat,” Lucas said. “We warmly continue to accept applications, but will request conversations happen over the phone with members of its Family Services Team vs. in person.”

Completing a Habitat Homebuyer Information Meeting is a requirement of homeownership. To register for an upcoming webinar, please visit Habitat4Humanity.org/Apply. For information on how to submit applications, Habitat for Humanity’s Family Services Team can be reached by calling 239-652-4663.

Updates about Habitat programs and events will be posted on the organization’s Facebook page:  Facebook.com/HabitatForHumanityLeeCounty.

About Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties

Since 1982, 1,600 families in need of a hand up have partnered with Habitat Lee and Hendry to build or improve their home. Habitat homeowners, alongside volunteers, help build their own home and pay an affordable mortgage. Through volunteering, financial or material donations, everyone can help Lee and Hendry county families achieve strength, stability and independence. Through shelter, we empower. For more information, visit www.Habitat4Humanity.org.