The Surry/Stokes Fuller Center for Housing is reopening the process of selecting a local family to receive an interest-free mortgage for a “reclaim” home in the Pilot Mountain area.
“We first started this process last November,” said Stephanie Johnson, a Surry/Stokes Fuller Center for Housing representative. “We initially had 24 interested parties respond. But while some didn’t qualify a majority of the applicants just didn’t follow through. Now, we’ve decided to start the process over as we search for a loving family to fill this home. We’d love to see a family in the home by the fall/winter season.”
The 1,300 square foot home is located within the Pilot Mountain city limits. It has three bedrooms and two full baths and is located on one acre of land. The mortgage will be $99,000 at zero percent interest to the chosen family.
Qualified applicants must be in need of appropriate housing and should be unable to qualify for a bank mortgage but capable of affording payments on a zero percent mortgage loan. The selected applicant will be a first-time home owner who meets residency requirements. The potential homeowner must also be willing to partner with the Fuller Center to complete “sweat equity” hours of labor in their own home and potential projects.
Interested applicants are asked to call the Surry/Stokes Fuller Center for Housing at (336) 368-1522 and leave a message, including name and contact information. The call will be returned and information on how to apply will be provided.
The center also announced the completion of a Greater Blessing Project for homeowner Loretta Allen of Mount Airy. According to Johnson, the kitchen of Allen’s home was able to receive much needed repair and remodeling. Johnson voiced appreciation to Gary Bell of Pilot Mountain for working with the group to provide the project.
The Surry/Stokes Fuller Center for Housing serves as a “covenant partner” in the international Fuller Center organization. Formed in 2005, the Fuller Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with covenant partners in almost 70 communities and 16 countries. While each local organization signs an agreement to work in partnership to build or renovate houses for families in need in their agreed area, all fundraising, construction and family selection is done on a local level.