Homeownership: Qualify & Apply

Buying a home in partnership with Habitat for Humanity is a unique opportunity. We build homes with hardworking, low-income families and the community and then sell the homes at no profit with affordable mortgages, whom we have prepared to be successful homeowners.

The Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East program is unique because we serve many families whose income levels are not high enough to qualify for other homeownership programs.

In order to apply for a home, we recommend attending a Homeownership Application Meeting, these are the best way to learn more about our homeownership program, ask questions, and pick up an application. These meetings usually happen in groups once or twice a year.

Future homeowners need to meet the following criteria in order to qualify for the Habitat for Humanity program:

Must be a United States citizen or permanent legal resident

Must have not owned a house in the past three years

Currently living in sub-standard, subsidized, or unaffordable housing

Must be willing to contribute 300 hours of “sweat equity.”

Must have proof of steady income and have satisfactory credit history

Must be within 35-60% of the median Portland area household income (for example: $25,865 -$44,340 for a family of four)

Homeownership Application Meetings

Attend one of the below meetings to pick up an application and learn more about Habitat’s Homeownership Program. The Open Application Round runs from September 12, 2016 – October 7, 2016. If you are unable to attend a meeting, you can pick up an application at the Habitat office, or online.

Saturday, August 27th
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Portland Community College SE Campus
Room – Tabor 144
2305 SE 82nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97216
Thursday, September 1st
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Columbia Center @ Sts. Peter & Paul
8147 SE Pine St.
Portland, OR 97215
Wednesday, August 31st
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Midland Library
805 SE 122nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97216
Wednesday, September 7th
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Columbia Center @ Sts. Peter & Paul
8147 SE Pine St.
Portland, OR 97215

Homeownership Interest Form

Please review the qualification guidelines to ensure you meet our criteria before submitting this form to Habitat for Humanity. Please note that this interest form is not an application for a Habitat home, but provides us with your contact information so that we can notify you when we have our next round of homeowner information sessions.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Address (required)

City (required)

State (required)

Zip Code (required)

Phone Number

Number of family members, including yourself (required)

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