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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEA previous version of this release included information about touring a Habitat for Humanity home in Legacy Pines. While Habitat for Humanity will still be part of this event, the tour of the home has been canceled. The City of Springfield’s Planning & Development department, Springfield Community Land Trust (SCLT) and Habitat for Humanity invite the community to celebrate National Home Ownership Month Tuesday, June 16. Tour the Springfield Community Land Trust house at 1215 N. Missouri anytime between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Mayor Bob Stephens will issue a proclamation at 3:30 p.m. at the Community Land Trust house at 1215 N. Missouri. Prospective homeowners can learn about buying a home through the great affordable housing programs available in Springfield. Current homeowners can learn about lowering energy bills with a home efficiency analysis by Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC) and how to receive no-cost or low-cost home repairs for income qualified owners. About Springfield Community Land Trust
The Springfield Community Land Trust sells homes to people who are credit-worthy with low to moderate incomes. While buyers own the house, the land beneath their home belongs to the community land trust and the homeowner holds rights to the land by paying a small fee through a leasehold agreement. About Habitat for Humanity of Springfield
Habitat for Humanity provides many homeowners with affordable housing with exceptional loan terms that encourage low-income families to develop and enjoy the stability that comes with home ownership. The stable and secure housing made possible by Springfield Community Land Trust and Habitat for Humanity of Springfield enables many individuals and families to invest in their own future, improve their financial status and positively contribute to the economic development of the community. # # # For more information, please contact: Brendan Griesemer, Planning and Development Manager, Springfield Planning & Development Department 417-864-1695 or firstname.lastname@example.org; LeeAnn Camey, Coordinator, Springfield Community Land Trust, 417-631-4482; or Larry Peterson, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, 417-829-4001 ext. 107