The Process

 

Complete and Submit an Application  Applications are available only during an Application Period. Our most recent Application Period was the month of September 2019. Typically there is a one to two year gap between Application Periods. 

Applications are Evaluated  The Family Selection Committee evaluates all complete applications to determine whether income requirements have been met. Next a credit check will be performed on each. If these areas are found to be unsatisfactory the applicant will be sent a letter stating the reason their application has been denied. All denied applicants are welcome to re-apply in the future.

Home Visit  Applicants who have met the income and credit requirements will be visited in their home by a team of two Family Selection Committee members to determine willingness to partner, assess housing need, and verify residency.

Notification  The committee will meet to determine what recommendations they will make to the Habitat Board of Trustees. The board makes the final decision and applicants will be sent a letter stating either that they have been approved for the Habitat program or stating the reason that their application has been denied.

Our program is not a quick housing solution.  It takes a minimum of 18 months, typically longer, from the time of application before a family can move into their Habitat home.