These income guidelines are in effect until June 6, 2022.
How Do I Qualify for an Otsego-Antrim Habitat for Humanity House?
Otsego-Antrim Habitat for Humanity (OAHFH) builds simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with those who need a better place to live, who would like to purchase their home but are unable to qualify for a traditional home mortgage. You should be ready to accept the responsibility of being a homeowner.
To be eligible to apply for a Habitat home, you must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent legal resident and cannot already own a home. If you can answer yes to those three questions, you may qualify to own a Habitat home. If it any point you feel that you would not qualify for a Habitat home we may be able to refer you to another program. Please call us at (989) 732-6070.
Please note that when building is completed and an occupancy permit issued, homes are sold - NOT given to the partner family. The partner family will pay a monthly mortgage payment that includes taxes and insurance for 20-30 years.
Habitat families are selected based on the following criteria listed below.
1. Ability to Pay - The future home owner partner must meet all of these conditions for consideration into our housing program:
⌂ Debt-To-Income ratio is 30% / 43% (this is to protect the buyer so that they will have income to afford
other common living expenses after meeting the monthly mortgage obligation).
⌂ Possess solid credit history with satisfactory payment of debts.
⌂ Be able to meet the terms of grant funding, and be able to place a deposit on the house. 2. Need - (The partner family must meet at least one condition under "Need"):
⌂ You were unable to obtain adequate housing through conventional means of a bank or government loan.
⌂ Your present housing is unsafe, in disrepair, or is not adaptable for disabled persons.
⌂ You cannot already own your home and have no permanent housing and either live in transient housing,
with family, friends or in a shelter.
3. Willingness To Partner - (The partner family must meet all these conditions):
⌂ Complete an application package.
⌂ Attend all required meetings, workshops and classes.
⌂ All families selected for the program will complete 200-350 hours of volunteer "Sweat Equity".
⌂ Willingness to accept available land for the location of the home and the design plan for the house.
⌂ You must be a U.S. Citizen.
⌂ You must be a resident of Antrim or Otsego County for one full-year.
Application for a Habitat for Humanity Home