Habitat for Humanity Lake County


Process to Apply for a Habitat Home

Are you interested in a Habitat home?

Habitat Program Application/Assessment available online


To learn more, see the flyer below used in a Homebuyer Information Meeting.   

2021 June Homebuyer Meeting

Family Services income chart June 2021


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Home Visit & Interview
  • Verify need for housing
  • Willingness to partner with Habitat
  • Verify ability to pay a mortgage
  • Confirm legal status
  • Share habitat for Humanity expectations as a Partner Family
  • Board Approval
Application Process Checklist

  • Signed and completed Application; delivered at Home Buyer Informational meetings
  • Credit Report authorization completed
  • Current pay stubs received
  • Proof of other income, if any, provided
  • W-2 forms for at last two years provided
  • All required documents submitted by due date
  • Copy of Application Process Checklist

Application Review Checklist

  • Debt Ratio reviewed
  • Income Matching completed
  • Credit Report Analysis received and reviewed
  • Need for housing verified
  • Income Sources verified
  • Employment History documented and verified
  • Legal Lake County residency verified

Qualifications to be a Habitat for Humanity Homeowner

  • Residency: Lake County Resident for past 24 months and Legal U.S. Resident
  • Need for Improved Housing: Current housing is inadequate or unsafe
  • Ability to Pay: Sufficient income for family size to meet HUD guidelines as shown above. Bankruptcy discharged at least 2 years ago
  • Willing to Partner: Complete 500 hours of sweat equity in weekly Habitat financial literacy classes, monthly budgeting sessions, volunteering at our ReStore and building or rehabbing homes