PITTSBURG — Habitat for Humanity of Crawford County is accepting applications for partner families.

People can call HFH’s office at 620-232-3588 to receive an application, the deadline is Feb. 28.

The application is for the fall 2018 or spring 2019 home. Qualifications and other information can be found online at habitat.org.

The dream of becoming homeowners is made possible because partnered families are able to enter into a mortgage with Habitat for Humanity, which has a 0 percent interest rate, according to a release.

The family will put hundreds of hours of “sweat equity” into the home which Habitat for Humanity believes can lead families into “strength, stability and self-reliance,” the release said.

“A partner family is the family who receives the house,” HFH Board President Lance Davis said. “They have to work on the house with us and they spend around 400 hours on what we call ‘sweat equity’ hours.”

The organization is also calling for volunteers to assist with building the home alongside the family. People can call the HFH office to learn how to help.

— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at spotter@morningsun.net or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.