Criteria for Housing Consideration

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 include:

  • 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 home ownership. 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 the  determination of an applicant’s ability to pay.

To apply for housing consideration, complete the preliminary application for housing. 

Completed applications can be returned:

By Mail:
Attn: Family Services Committee
Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph,
Unit 100b – 104 Dawson Rd., Guelph, ON N1H 1A6

By Email:

For more information, please contact Family Services: