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We’re so glad you’re interested in becoming a homeowner with the help of Weatherford Community Habitat for Humanity!
Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian housing ministry that helps hard-working, limited-income families purchase their own newly constructed homes at cost – and at no interest – in neighborhoods where Habitat is building homes.
At Habitat we work in partnership with families, not for them, in the spirit of the Christian principals that guide our lives. In our partnership, there are tasks that both parties agree to do. For example, Habitat agrees to sell a new home at no profit and with no interest charges. No down payment is charged. In return, Habitat families agree to maintain their homes and diligently make their monthly mortgage payments on time.
Could I buy a Habitat home?
Basic qualifications for the Weatherford Community Habitat’s home purchase program include:
1. NEED – Are you living in substandard, inadequate, or overcrowded housing, or otherwise able to demonstrate a need for the Habitat program?
2. ABILITY TO PAY – Are you able and willing to make regular monthly mortgage payments on your new home? Habitat for Humanity homebuyers should have a stable household income.
3. WILLINGNESS TO PARTNER – Are you willing and able to put in at least 300 hours of sweat equity? Habitat for Humanity is a partnership based on principles of self-help. Sweat equity does not always require heavy labor; work can take many forms, but we do require a commitment of your best effort.
You must also be head of a household. A household may be a couple (with or without children) or a single person (with or without children).
You must be willing and able to participate in financial planning and budgeting workshops and other required training sessions which will be applied to sweat equity.
You must be willing to live in and become an active part of a neighborhood where Habitat is building homes.
We check credit. It does not have to be perfect, but it does matter. We look for at least a year of stable, well-paid rent and utility payment history and at least a year of stable work history.
If you feel that you meet these basic guidelines, you may be a good candidate for a Habitat home.
WCHFH operates in accordance with the Fair Housing Act (FHA), the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). WCHFH does not discriminate in the sale, rental, advertising or financing of housing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin. WCHFH reserves the right to select applicant(s) only during the “application period” or to not select any applicants at all at our sole discretion. Application for a home does not constitute a contract for a home or a commitment to lend.