Looking for an application to become a partner family?
Troy-Pike Habitat for Humanity is in the process of selecting the next partner family for a new home. If you are interested in applying for a Habitat home, click here for a Homeowner Application. Completed applications must be brought to First United Methodist Church in Troy, AL on Saturday, September 3, 2016, at 9:00am, where a short interview with each applying family will take place.
Troy-Pike Habitat for Humanity is a Christian housing ministry financed through private donations and utilizing volunteer labor. Our purpose is to build homes with families and sell the houses at no profit and no interest to families who could not otherwise afford a home. Applicants must meet the following criteria:
Demonstrate a need for adequate and affordable housing:
Evidence that you are living in substandard housing (poor heating, plumbing problems, leaky roofs, overcrowding)
Demonstrate ability to pay:
Based on family size (for example, income for family of four between $14,350 – $28,680)
Be willing to partner:
Work a minimum of 200 hours of sweat equity per adult applicant helping to build houses, raise funds, join homeowners association, assist where needed.
Applicants must have lived in Pike County at least one year.
Meet the Williams Family
If you know Shermon Williams, you know someone whose joy surpasses understanding. People working with Shermon are always quick to point out how positive and hard-working he is. Life hasn’t always been easy for Shermon and his family. He has had his own personal struggles. His wife, Marquetta, has suffered from Lupus since 2006 and has had frequent hospitalizations for complications of her condition. Shermon and his wife have struggled to pay hospital bills and support their three children while living in housing that wasn’t always safe or adequate for their family. Even as things seemed stacked against him, Shermon has kept his faith and positive focus. He would claim that his church is the main reason for this. Shermon has been a member of First Baptist Church in Troy for the last five years. His other passion, sports, led him to the church. Invited by his son’s baseball coach, he fell in love with the church and basically calls the church home now, serving as the janitor and maintenance man.
Troy Pike Habitat for Humanity is so happy to be partnering with the Williams family. They are an inspiration to all of us. It has been a pleasure working with them as they have put in sweat equity on previous houses and their own. We were honored to hand over the keys in June 2016 and hope they are enjoying their new home.