Want to apply for a Habitat house? Please download the
>>HOUSING APPLICATION<<

 

Qualifications

 

– Must be a resident of Fairfield County for at least 1 year
– Cannot presently be going through a bankruptcy process
– Currently living in sub-standard or over-crowded housing
– Must be willing to partner with Habitat
– Have the financial ability to repay a mortgage

Financial Requirements (based on 2019 HUD Guidelines)

 

Family of 1 Must make Between $21,290 – $27,300
Family of 2 Must make Between $24,300 – $31,200
Family of 3 Must make Between $27,362 – $35,100
Family of 4 Must make Between $30,375 – $39,000
Family of 5 Must make Between $32,811 – $42,150
Family of 6 Must make Between $35,236 – $45,250
Family of 7 Must make Between $37,675 – $48,400
Family of 8 Must make Between $40,100 – $51,500

 

The Application/ Approval Process

 

1. Complete the application form – obtainable at the Habitat office
2. Eligibility is determined, usually within 60 days
3. Receive two or more home visits from the Family Selection Committee
4. Committee recommends the applicants to the Board of Trustees
5. Board agrees to partner with applicant for Habitat to build their home
6. Complete 300 hours of “Sweat Equity” work per adult
7. Maintain financial ability to purchase home from Habitat
8. Take homeowners course required by Habitat before closing on the house