|Brown County Habitat is actively looking for "partner
families" who can show the need, can afford a mortgage,
and provide the "sweat equity" required to qualify as a
candidate for a future house. You must have an income,
you must be able to work and you must believe in the
principles of Habitat for Humanity. If you or someone you
know may qualify, contact us.
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing
organization that partners with families of all faiths to build simple, decent,
and affordable houses. Habitat sells the homes with a 0% interest loan and
at no profit, which keeps the cost of the home low.
In order to qualify for a Habitat home, applicants must meet three criteria
through an application and interview process. The three criteria are:
You will be considered for a Habitat home if your present housing is not
adequate, and if you are unable to obtain a home mortgage through
conventional means. Lack of adequate housing may include overcrowding,
or problems with the current structure: water, electrical, septic, etc. The
percentage of your monthly income that you currently spend on housing is
considered to determine need. You will be required to openly and fully
discuss your financial situation with a Habitat interviewer. You must currently
live in Brown County and your and your family will be considered if your total
family income falls within the approved range. For example: In 2009, the
range for a family of four is $22,000-$39,000.
Since you will actually be buying your house from Habitat, you must
demonstrate your ability to pay the monthly mortgage payment. The
monthly payment will include not only the mortgage payment, but the
payment for real estate taxes and insurance as well. Therefore, a family will
need to meet minimum requirements. (See the example: family of four
above.)Habitat does not want to jeopardize your ability to meet all your other
family financial obligations, and once your qualify, we will work with your to
establish an affordable payment plan and a workable family budget.
Once selected, you will become a "partner family" in Habitat. As such, you
will be expected to make a commitment to help advance the Habitat mission.
Habitat is a Christian organization, open to all faiths. We believe we are
called to show Christ's love through our actions, building homes as well as
A partner family makes a commitment to provide at least 250 hours of
"sweat equity" in helping to build their own house as well as assisting with
other Habitat projects.
A partner family will be responsible for maintenance and repairs of the
Habitat House from the time they move in.
A partner family will need to complete at least 8 hours of homeowner training
classes (provided by Habitat) which includes financial counseling and
household maintenance education.
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|2014 Partner Family
Crystal and Abe McGrayel with their
children Elias and Rosalyn
|For additional information or to volunteer for
this year's 2014 build e-mail:
Linda Ault-Potter, Volunteer Coordinator,
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|Brown County Habitat for Humanity
PO Box 260
Nashville, IN 47448-4926