See if You Qualify to Become a Habitat Homeowner
Habitat for Humanity is a Christian housing ministry financed through private donations and volunteer labor that builds simple, decent, affordable homes and sells these homes to selected applicants at no profit and low interest.
North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. As a matter of policy, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliated organizations do not proselytize. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must either adhere to or convert to a particular faith, or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.
- Applicants must have a housing need. The need can be caused by overcrowding or inadequate or substandard conditions of the home.
- Household income level must fall between 30% and 60% of the adjusted median income for the area. Find where you fall here.
- Qualifying applicants must have a steady source of income so they can afford the modest monthly mortgage payment on a Habitat home.
- Homeowners must be willing to contribute 500 hours of volunteer labor or ‘sweat equity’ to build their home, other Habitat homes, or complete other work for Habitat for Humanity.
- Applicants must have lived or worked in our service area (Silverton, Scotts Mills, Mt. Angel, Woodburn, Molalla, Hubbard, Canby, Aurora, or Gervais) for a minimum of one year out of the last three years.
- All applicants are required to submit proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status with their application. If this documentation is not provided the application may be denied. The following are acceptable original documents proving citizenship or permanent resident status:
a. U.S. Birth Certificate or Passport
b. Lawful Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
c. Certificate of Naturalization
d. Paperwork for being a “recognized refugee” or “granted asylum”
We are currently accepting applications for new partner families until January 20th, 2017. If you would like to be contacted about the application process, please provide your contact information to our Office Coordinator, at 503-845-2434 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.