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 have stopped accepting applications for a home to be built in 2018. However, if you are interested in applying in the future, don't hesitate to call us if you have questions. Our phone is 419-523-9621. We'll gladly add you to our list for mailing out the next set of applications in the summer of 2018 (for a home to be built in 2019).
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.
We will take applications for a home to be built in 2019 during June 2018.