Criteria

Home Ownership Criteria

In selecting partner families and individuals, Habitat WDG considers: the need for safe, decent, affordable housing, the ability to pay a modest mortgage, and the willingness to partner.

Factors for consideration:

  • Families and individuals will be considered for a Habitat home if their present housing is either unsafe or unhealthy, substandard or overcrowded, or their housing costs are high relative to their income.
  • Families and individuals must currently be living in the specific region in which they wish to apply for a minimum of 1 year
  • The applicant(s) must either be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
  • The applicant(s) must be willing to contribute up to 500 hours of volunteer “sweat equity” (volunteering).

Habitat hopes to empower families in building stability, strength and self-reliance through homeownership. As such, families and individuals must have a reliable source of income and demonstrated ability to pay for a modest mortgage.  Local income measures are used to support us in determining an applicant’s ability to pay.

For more information please contact Amber Jessop, Manager, Family & Volunteer Services, at: 519-767-9752 ext. 37 or amber@habitatwdg.ca.