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Habitat for Humanity seeking family for Copake house

Sep 08, 2017 7:00 am

Diane Valden is reporting in The Columbia Paper Columbia County Habitat for Humanity has announced its next project will be the transformation of the former Desmond Callan Family Care Center in Copake into a family home. The non-profit organization has already acquired the property, formerly used as a doctor's office, located at 283 Mountain View Road, and the selection process is currently underway. Habitat director Brenda Adams told the Copake Town Board last week the structure is in excellent condition, is particularly energy efficient with 10-inch thick walls and with some modest renovations should be ready for occupancy later this year. Applicants must meet income requirements. To be eligible for a Habitat home, the income for a family of four must range roughly between $45,000 and $19,000 a year. Applicants must be willing to invest 300 hours in so-called sweat equity in the project. Habitat is in the midst of its 30 Homes by 2020 Campaign. It is currently putting the finishing touches on two passive townhouses located in Valatie, and is organizing a Women Build project set to begin January 1 in New Lebanon. The organization is also in the process of acquiring two building lots in Ancramdale for new construction. Read the full story in The Columbia Paper.