Partner families must have a need for adequate shelter. But what exactly does that mean?

Families applying for Habitat homes either lack housing or lives in a home with any of the following characteristics:

  • Unsafe structure
  • Unsanitary conditions that are not self-imposed
  • Unsafe neighborhood environment
  • Overcrowded conditions
  • Housing costs more than 30% of a family’s gross income
  • Inaccessibility 
Other inadequacies may qualify families for a Habitat home.
Home visits will determine if a family needs a house from Habitat for Humanity.