For the last 15 years families in Jim Wells County have had the opportunity to become homeowners thanks to a global nonprofit housing organization known as Habitat for Humanity.

Each year a family in Jim Wells County is chosen from a stack of applications. So far 15 families have benefitted from this organization.

Currently, the JWC Habitat for Habitat seeks applicants who will become part of its family of homeowners.

“Our Habitat families experience the love of Jesus Christi through the hands of many volunteers working with them to build their home,” said JWC Habitat for Humanity president Dale Wilson. “The families meet and network with a number of people from all walks of life working to create a better human habitat for them."

Habitat for Humanity works in local communities across all 50 states in the United States and in approximately 70 countries with one goal - to provide people with a decent place to live and call home.

The Habitat for Humanity crew is made solely of volunteers, both local and non-local. Most of the crew members are retired and dedicate all their time to building the home they are signed up for. The Christian housing ministry is possible because of the volunteers and private donations.

The houses are sold at no profit and no interest to families who may not otherwise afford a home.

Applications are available at the Alice Chamber of Commerce and the Alice Echo News Journal from Monday through Friday. Applications must be returned with a postmark by July 31, 2018.