Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization that helps low income families build and then buy their homes at a no-profit price, will be holding a public information meeting Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Central Branch Library in Layton.
The meeting is a requirement for any Davis County resident who is interested in applying for a Habitat for Humanity home in 2008.
"It's the beginning of the homeowner application pro-cess," said Lynn Kelley, a past president of Habitat for Humanity of Weber and Davis Counties.
"On our small budget, it's a real challenge to try and get the word out to potential homeowners."
Habitat of Humanity volunteers from the Weber and Davis chapter partner with low-income families in the area to help them build or renovate their own homes. The parent organization, Habitat for Hu-manity International, has built more than 200,000 homes in 100 countries since it was founded in 1976.
The resulting homes are often very simple and basic, lowering the price even further for the family. Habitat for Humanity also offers no-interest loans to help ease the ownership process.
All of this building, however, requires help, and the Weber/Davis Habitat for Hu-manity is also looking for volunteers interested in lending a hand.
In addition to either participating in or guiding the actual construction process, volunteers are needed in a variety of areas including family selection, site selection, fund raising, volunteer coordination and family support.
.org, potential volunteers can fill out an interest and skills survey to determine what area of need would suit them best, then mail the survey to the address listed.
For more information about either the information meeting or volunteer opportunities, please call 475-9821 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.