Are you looking for an affordable opportunity to buy a simple, decent home?
Family Selection Criteria
Listed below are the basic guidelines for Qualifying Families to obtain housing with
Lake Chelan Valley Habitat for Humanity
The selection of a family who will purchase a home from Lake Chelan Valley Habitat for Humanity is done by the Family Selection Commitee using criteria that does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, handicap, religion, maritial status or because part of the applicant's income is derived from public assistance programs.
Lake Chelan Valley Habitat for Humanity looks at three criteria to select a potential "Partner Family":
1. Your family's actual housing need based on the suitability of your current shelter.
2. Your current income and ability to pay for a Habitat House.
3. Your willingness to participate as a "Partner Family" with Habitat.
Habitat's goal is to provide decent, affordable housing for low-income individuals or families in need.
Be assured.... Your personal and financial information will be kept in strict confidence.
We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers in obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familiar status or natural origin.
How to Apply:
Applications are made available only at these informational meetings, information will be available in English and Spanish
Meeting #1 Meeting #2
The information meetings for 2017 were held on February 2nd and February 12th. Two families will be selected at a later date, by the Family Selection Committee.
You may contact the Family Selection Commitee members for further information.
Leah Thompson 509-682-4649
Abel Hernandez 509-860-3348
Salomon Mendoza 509-682-4367
Dell Reyes 509-682-2974
Diane Hammontre 509-335-7501
Family Selection Criteria:
A. You will be considered for a Habitat home if your present housing is not adequate, and if you are unable to obtain adequate housing through other conventional means. Lack of adequate housing may include problems with the existing structure; water, electrical or sewage service systems; heating system; or failure to meet city property maintenance standards. Also taken into consideration are the number, the ages and the gender of the children compared to the number of bedrooms in your present home.
B. The percentage of your monthly income that you currently spend on housing (30% or more) is considered to determine need. You will be required to openly and fully discuss your financial situation with a Habitat for Humanity interviewer.
C. You and your family will be considered if your total income is within the range indicated on the chart below which is regulated by federal guidelines. Gross Annual Incomes [new numbers will be added February 2017]
Family size Minimum Income Maximum Income
1 12,150 24,300
2 15,730 31,460
3 19,790 39,580
4 23,850 47,700
5 27,910 55,820
6 31,970 63,940
7 35,850 71,700
8 38,150 76,300
If your income is within this range, you may be considered to become a Habitat Partner!
2. Ability to Pay:
A. Since you will be actually buying your home from Habitat, you must demonstrate your ability to pay the monthly mortgage payment. This payment will include the mortgage payment plus the payment for real estate taxes and insurance.
B. We will help you determine if this payment will jepordize your ability to meet all your other family financial obligations and expences. We can also help you if you need to develop a budget to determine your eligibility.
3. Willingnesss to Participate as a Partner with Habitat:
A. When selected, you become a "Partner Family" in the Habitat movement. When you become a "Partner Family" you must complete work with Habitat, which will count toward your total "sweat equity" contribution to be completed before becoming a homeowner. Your assistance in the Store as a volunteer and in the construction of your home, is called "sweat equity" and may include clearing the lot, cleaning the construction site, painting, helping with construction, providing food for volunteers and or working in the Habitat store. As a "Partner Family" you must complete up to 400 hours of "sweat equity" during the building of your Habitat home.
B. You will be responsible for maintenance and repairs of your home from the time you move into your home.
4. Permanent Residency Status:
A. In order to qualify as a Habitat Partner you and your co-applicant must be legal residents of the U.S.A.
B. You and your co-applicant must be residents of the Lake Chelan Valley area for a minimum of one year. This is further identified as the area serviced by the Chelan and Manson school districts