Habitat for Humanity building 5 Westminster homes

Habitat for Humanity of Carroll County is undertaking its biggest project since its start a dozen years ago.
 
The Carroll County Times of Westminster reports the organization is building five townhouses for first-time homeowners. The homes will be three stories, 1,640 square feet and have three bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. 
 
Applicants who want to live in the homes have to be first-time homebuyers and make less than 60 percent of the area's median income. The homeowners will have a 30-year, $140,000 first mortgage with a zero percent interest rate. The average monthly payment will be $750. 
 
In the past, Habitat for Humanity has built two homes, one in 2004 and another in 2008.
 
Applications for the new homes are due Feb. 15.
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