Habitat Home Repair & Build Requirements

Learn more about qualification requirements or apply today.

Is your home in need of minor or critical exterior home repairs?

Are you a homeowner?
Are you a resident of Langlade County?
Will you help make the repairs and work alongside volunteers if you are physically able?
Are you financially able to pay Habitat back for any repair costs through affordable payments?

If you answered yes to the above questions you will probably qualify for our Critical Repair Program. To apply for home repairs please fill out an application or contact us.

We are currently searching for families (and volunteers) to participate in our Critical Repair Program.

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More Info about our Critical Repair Program

It helps low-income homeowners who struggle to maintain their homes, allowing them to reclaim their homes with pride and dignity.

It works in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity’s core building program, enabling us to serve more families, increase opportunities for volunteers and expand our community presence. 

It is part of Habitat’s broader community development strategy called the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative which is designed to pursue Habitat for Humanity’s strategic imperative of helping to transform and strengthen communities so that those who reside in them will be able to live and grow into all that God intends for them.

It revitalizes the appearance of the neighborhood, strengthens connections within the community, and helps preserve affordable housing stock. 

It includes; window or door repair/replacement; minor siding and trim repair; board replacement in porches, stairs, or ramps; and other small repairs that create significant exterior improvements on owner-occupied homes. These projects are carried out by Habitat volunteers and usually take 1-3 days to complete depending on the scope of the project.

The requirements to be selected as a Critical Repair Program home are the same as our Habitat for Humanity Partner Family requirements the need for adequate housing; the ability to pay back the loan; and the willingness to partner with the Habitat affiliate and put a number of sweat equity hours into the repair project (if physically able) 

Please Note: The income eligibility guidelines are different for Critical Repair Program than the Home Build Program (see below)

* CRITICAL REPAIR PROGRAM INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES *
Family Size Gross Annual Income Not to Exceed:

Family Size

Gross Annual Income

One

$34,200

Two

$39,050

Three

$43,950

Four

$48,800

Five

$52,750

Six

$56,650

Seven

$60,550

Eight

$64,450

If you think you are eligible based on these guidelines, we strongly encourage you to fill out an application or call us at 715-627-7307. We will be happy to assist you with the application process and any questions you may have

Habitat Home Build Requirements

Eligibility Questions for a Habitat Home

  1. Are you unable to obtain a conventional home loan? You will be considered for a Habitat home if your present housing is not adequate, and if you are unable to obtain adequate housing through other conventional means. Lack of adequate housing may include problems with the present structure (water, electrical, or sewage service systems); heating system; or failure to meet city property maintenance standards. We also take into consideration the number, ages, and the sex of children compared to the number of bedrooms in your home.           
  2. Are you a resident of Langlade County? In order to become a Habitat partner family with our affiliate you must be a resident of Langlade County.
  3. Are you willing to help us build your new home? Habitat for Humanity programs are a hand up, not a hand out. In order to be considered for a Habitat home, a partner family must be willing to complete a certain number of “sweat-equity” hours in which a partner family actively participates in building their own home. This may include activities such as clearing the lot, painting, helping with construction, working in the Habitat office, or other approved activities. A two-adult household is required to perform a minimum of 500 hours while a single-adult family is required to complete 300 hours. A portion of the sweat equity hours can be completed by family and friends. All of the hours must be completed before the partner family can purchase the home.
  4. Are you able to make monthly mortgage and escrow payments? Ability to pay is determined by information provided and collected during the application process. We will need the following information: income tax returns from the last 2 years with W-2’s attached; current year’s most recent payroll receipt showing current and YTD income; most recent statement of any loans, credit cards, medical bills, judgments, bills past due, or any debts owed including to relatives; divorce decree and/or child support documents (if applicable); proof of any other income you receive; and the last three months of bank and/or credit union statements.
  5. Is your household income within these guidelines? You and your family will be considered if your total income is not over 60% of the Langlade County median family income using 2014 figures. For example:

* HOME REPAIR PROGRAM INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES *

Family Size Gross Annual Income Not to Exceed:

Family Size

Gross Annual Income

One

$25,620

Two

$29,280

Three

$32,940

Four

$36,300

Five

$39,540

Six

$42,480

Seven

$45,420

Eight

$48,360

 

If you think you are eligible based on these questions, we strongly encourage you to take the time to click on the link to fill out an application. Please call us at 715-627-7307 to make an appointment to review your application and answer your questions. It is ok if you do not know how to answer all the questions – we will be happy to help you complete the application.

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