Residents can find out more about Atlantic County Habitat for Humanity’s new program to help with home repair for properties damaged by Hurricane Sandy at sessions on Saturday and Feb. 22.

The chapter has received up to $500,000 in funds to make repairs to homes in Atlantic City and chapter Executive Director Debbie Van Sant said they are securing money for projects for the rest of the county.

The organization wants to make “critical repairs” such as replacing damaged flooring, plumbing, electrical work, sheet rock and other damage.

The organization will supply the funds based on need, ability to repay and willingness to volunteer for habitat projects, she said, adding that everyone is eligible to apply and any repayment, if required, would be minimal.

Interested residents can obtain more information at

They can apply in person Feb. 16 and 22 at the Trinity United Methodist Church on 7117 Ventnor Ave. in Ventnor from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Applicants should include copies of their last income tax return, last three pay stubs, title of the property, insurance, FEMA application and correspondence, proof of taxes paid and mortgage on property.

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