Thank you for inquiring about homeownership through Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity is a Christian housing ministry, and we welcome applications from anyone in need of decent and affordable housing, regardless of personal religious beliefs. We build homes with families and sell those houses with no-interest mortgages to families who could not otherwise afford them. We are financed primarily through private donations, and we build with volunteer labor.
Frequently Asked Questions & Application
The Family Selection Committee of the Crawford County Habitat affiliate carries an awesome responsibility, because Habitat is a people-centered ministry, not merely a house-building organization. When selecting families to become partners with us, the committee looks at three requirements: the family’s need for adequate housing, their ability to pay for the home and expenses, and their willingness to partner with Habitat. Please see the next page for Frequently Asked Questions and general information.
In addition, please note that applicants must have been residents of Crawford County for at least one year to be eligible to become a partner family with our affiliate.
The Family Selection Committee complies with federal laws prohibiting discrimination in housing and credit transactions. Habitat for Humanity does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, familial status, national origin, disability, gender, age, or whether or not an applicant receives public assistance.
We do not have a pre-determined location for our next home (for example, we have not as yet decided that we will be building in Girard, or that we will be building in Arma, etc.) We will decide the location after the next Partner Family is chosen, based on that family's needs.
Please do not hesitate to call the Habitat Office (see letterhead) if you have any questions about the enclosed application.
This year’s application period will be open from September 1st to October 31st. Applications must be postmarked no later than October 31st to be accepted.
Kathryn Parke, chair
Family Selection Committee