The First Step
Since 1976, Habitat for Humanity has helped more than 13.2 million individuals and families achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter all over the world. If you or someone you know finds themselves facing barriers to opportunity due to inadequate living conditions, we may be able to help.
At Habitat for Humanity, we believe that everyone, no matter who they are or where they come from, should have the chance to have a safe and affordable place to call home.
Unfortunately, statistics tell us that 1 in 4 households in the U.S. pay more than 30% of their income for housing, and may have difficulty affording necessities such as food and clothing. To help combat this, Habitat has been partnering with families all over the world for the past 40+ years who want to build better lives for themselves.
Becoming a Habitat Homeowner
Wondering if you qualify, and want to know how to become a Habitat Homeowner?
First, take a look at our three #1 guidelines.
In need of better housing?
Potential home buyers might be dealing with poorly built, unhealthy, damaged, or inadequate housing. Alternatively, you might have a rent or mortgage
that you cannot afford,
or may be living in a
home that is inaccessible
for your disabilities.
Willing to partner with Habitat?
partner with us through-
out the entire process.
This includes performing
"sweat equity" - helping
to build their own home, or helping to build homes for others in the program. Sweat equity can also include taking home ownership classes or performing volunteer work at the ReStore.
Able to pay an affordable mortgage?
Habitat offers home buyers an affordable mortgage that works for the new homeowner. Those mortgage payments made by the
homeowner are then cycled through a revolving fund back into the
community, helping to build
more homes for other
families and individuals
in the community.
Applying for a Home
Due to the Equal Housing Opportunity Act, there are only certain windows of time where you can fill out an official housing application. We offer an Interest Form that anyone can fill out at any time, which our Family Selection Committee will keep on file. Once our official application process opens, we can then send the applications to everyone who previously filled out our interest form.
Please download the interest form below. Once completed, you can either e-mail us the form or send it to out mailing address. Contact us here with any questions!
145 N. Clairemont Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54703