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Habitat for Humanity does not give away homes. What we do is select deserving applicant families based on the following:

  • Need. The family must be living under poor or inadequate housing conditions at the present time. Conditions looked at are unsafe, overcrowding, high rent, etc.

  • Willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity. Partner families are expected to contribute 500 hours Sweat Equity Hours. While the majority of this is hoped to be in the construction of the new home, there are a number of other opportunities, such as fundraising, to contribute the hours. 300 hours must be performed by immediate family members but 200 of the 500 hours can be performed by other family members and close friends,

  • Ability to pay. Each applicant must submit financial information as part of the application process. This information is verified and evaluated to determine if the applicant can afford a Habitat home as well as living expenses such as utilities, food, etc. The prospective family must fall within our income guidelines. We never want  to set up a family to fail by placing them in a situation where they cannot afford their home payment.

The selected family will receive a 0% percent interest mortgage on the modest new home that they will help build. 

Our hope is that pride and sense of accomplishment will inspire the Partner Family to continue volunteering with Habitat for Humanity long after their required hours are complete, and in doing so, help others in the effort to secure decent affordable homes.

The first step is to attend a mandatory informational session where the entire process will be explained and where prospective Partner Families will  receive the application packet. The only way to receive an application is to attend a mandatory meeting. Meetings are held 1  or 2 times a year and will be posted on our website and posted on Facebook. 

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