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Nonprofits want to help many in Pima County buy homes

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Nonprofits want to help many in Pima County buy homes

Lower income families can learn more at open house

  • A map of the area where homes will be available.
    Pima Neighborhood Investment PartnershipA map of the area where homes will be available.

Pima County residents with low- to moderate-incomes who hope to purchase a home can learn how local nonprofits can help at an open house Saturday hosted by the Pima Neighborhood Investment Partnership.

With the help of $22 million in federal stimulus funds the county received in 2010, the City of Tucson and seven nonprofit groups will build houses in an area south of 22nd Street. Assistance with the $8,000 down payment is available for those who qualify, PNIP spokesman Gary Bachman said.

The houses will be built by Habitat for Humanity Tucson, Old Pueblo Community Services and Chicanos Por La Causa in three subdivisions including Corazon del Pueblo, Sunnyside Pointe and Liberty Corners, Bachman said.

Information on foreclosed homes with low mortgages and $1,500 down payments required through Pima County Community Land Trust also will be available at the open house.

PCCLT is a nonprofit organization that helps those with low- to moderate-incomes purchase homes. Houses also are available through the Primavera Foundation.

The open house will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 3810 S. Evans Blvd., Suite 130, southeast of Ajo Way and Park Avenue.

For more information about the program, call 243-4663 or visit the Pima Neighborhood Investment Partnership website.

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