Note: Our familes are chosen in a way that does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, handicap, religion, national origin, family status or marital status, or because all or part of income is derived from any public assistance program.
We are once again accepting applications for a home to be built in 2018, beginning November 1, 2017. The deadline for this round of applications is November 30, 2017. If you have any questions about applying, don't hesitate to call us. Our phone is 419-523-9621. To download an application, just click here, or call us and we'll be happy to mail you one.
Also, previous applicants are welcome to apply again. We understand that family situations often change.
How Does It Work?
- Need for adequate shelter. Is your present housing unsafe, unhealthy, too crowded or too expensive?
- Ability to pay. Can you pay a small monthly mortgage payment? Are you working on your credit rating? Does your family income fit the guidelines below?
- Willingness to "partner." Can you, along with friends and family, do 350 hours of sweat equity?
The income guidelines released by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are listed below. These serve as a guideline or starting point. The Family Selection Committee also has to review the family's debt to ensure that purchasing this home--even though there isn't any interest--is a good option for a family. This scale is being used for 2017 applicants.
Please understand that credit checks and background checks as well as home visits will be necessary to be chosen for a Habitat home. Sometimes that sounds scary when you are applying. Just be as truthful and open as possible with your application. Also, if you would like, you are welcome to send along a note describing your situation. You don't have to be limited to the little blanks in the application.
Once again, we are taking applications for a home to be built in 2018 during the month of November 2017. Next June (in 2018) we'll take applications for a home to be built in 2019.