Building Homes. Building Community. Building Kilgore
Building Homes in Kilgore
The Kilgore Fuller Center for Housing is a non-profit organization that works to provide affordable and decent housing for people in need. We operate through a network of local covenant partners and volunteers. If you are interested in getting a home from Kilgore Fuller Center, here are some general steps you can follow:
1. Contact Kilgore Fuller Center. Download application.
2. Meet Eligibility Criteria: Each local Fuller Center affiliate may have specific eligibility criteria for selection homeowners. These criteria typically consider factors such as income, housing need, and willingness to partner with the organization.
3. Complete the Application: You will need to complete a homeowner application. It will require information about your income, employment, family size, and current living conditions.
4. Home visit and interviews: After submitting your application, Kilgore Fuller Center will likely conduct home visit and interviews to better understand your living conditions and assess your need for affordable housing.
5. Selection process: The Kilgore Fuller Center selection committee will review your application and consider other applicants to determine who will receive the housing assistance. The selection process is typically based on need and the ability to partner with the organization.
6. Sweat Equity: Which means that selected homeowners are required to contribute a certain number of volunteer hours helping to build their home, work at restore and or other Fuller Center projects.
7. Homeownership Education: Home owners are required to attend homeownership classes to learn about budgeting, maintenance and other essential skills for successful homeownership.
8. Finalize the Home Build or Repair: If you are selected, you will work with the Kilgore Fuller Center and its volunteers to build or repair your home, depending on the program offered. Keep in mind the process may vary slightly from each Fuller Center affiliate to another, so it is essential to contact your local affiliate directly to get the most accurate and up-to-date information on how to apply for a home through their program.
Volunteers are an essential part of the work we do here at Kilgore Fuller Center. They help us build and renovate homes, organize fundraising events, and support our community outreach programs. By joining our team of volunteers, you can make a difference in the lives of those in need, gain valuable experience, and make new connections in your community. Whether you're a skilled contractor or have no prior construction experience, we welcome volunteers of all backgrounds and skill levels. We offer a range of volunteer opportunities, from hands-on construction work to office support. You can choose the role that best fits your interests and availability. Help us continue our mission of providing safe, decent, and affordable housing to those who need it most. Contact us today to learn more about volunteer opportunities at Kilgore Fuller Center.
The Kilgore Fuller Center restore is a valuable resource for individuals looking to renovate their homes at an affordable cost. Our store offers a wide selection of new and gently used building materials, plumbing supplies, lighting and electrical, appliances, and furniture, all at a fraction of the cost of buying new. The restore's inventory comes from donations from individuals, contractors, and businesses, diverting reusable materials from landfills and promoting environmental sustainability. Moreover, proceeds from the restore go towards funding the mission and supporting the work of building and renovating homes for those in need. Whether you're a DIY enthusiast or a contractor, a home improvement restore provides a cost-effective way to improve your home while supporting a good cause.
The Kilgore Fuller Center Greater Blessing program is a volunteer-led initiative that provides low cost home repairs to low-income homeowners in need. Our program helps families and individuals who are struggling to maintain their homes due to age, disability, or financial hardship. We rely on volunteers to donate their time and skills to complete home repairs and modifications, from installing wheelchair ramps to fixing leaky roofs. The program helps homeowners stay in their homes, preventing homelessness, and allowing them to maintain their independence and dignity. The Greater Blessing program is just one way that Fuller Center is working to make a difference in the lives of those in need in our community. If you're interested in volunteering or know someone who could benefit from our program, please contact us today.