How to Qualify

See if You Might Qualify to Become a Habitat Homeowner

Habitat for Humanity is a Christian housing ministry financed through private donations and volunteer labor that builds simple, decent, affordable homes and sells these homes to selected applicants at no profit and low interest.

You may qualify if you meet these basic qualifications:

  1. Applicants must have a housing need. The need can be caused by overcrowding or inadequate or substandard conditions of the home.
  2. Household income level must fall between 30% and 60% of the adjusted median income for the area. Find where you fall here.
  3. Qualifying applicants must have a steady source of income so they can afford the modest monthly mortgage payment on a Habitat home.
  4. Homeowners must be willing to contribute 500 hours of volunteer labor or ‘sweat equity’ to build their home, other Habitat homes, or complete other work for Habitat for Humanity.
  5. Applicants must have lived or worked in our service area (Hood River, Wasco, or Klickitat) for a minimum of one year out of the last three years.
  6. All applicants are required to submit proof of U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status with their application. If this documentation is not provided the application may be denied. The following are acceptable original documents proving citizenship or permanent resident status:
    1. U.S. Birth Certificate or Passport
    2. Lawful Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
    3. Certificate of Naturalization
    4. Paperwork for being a “recognized refugee” or “granted asylum.

We are not currently accepting applications for new partner families.