HOMEOWNERSHIP THROUGH HABITAT
HOW TO APPLY?
We are now ACCEPTING Expressions of Interest from families for the 2018 build season.
You may fill out an Expression of Interest if you are interested in homeownership in Northumberland County, ON.
To PRINT out a hard copy of the Expression of Interest, simply CLICK the link below.
This completed form can be:
- dropped off at the Habitat offices (764 Division Street in Cobourg) OR
- scanned and sent to email@example.com OR
- mailed to 764 Division Street, Cobourg ON K9A 5V2 OR
faxed to 289-252-2211
If you are encouraged to proceed, you will then attend a family information session to find out more information. The information session is approximately 1 hour long and will provide you with an overview of our Homeownership program, the application, and selection process. At the family information session you will receive a more in-depth application form.
Our staff is always available to assist you with your application form.
If you would like to be notified of the next Homeownership Information Session please contact us at
289-252-0999 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Habitat for Humanity Northumberland Partner Families must wish to reside in Northumberland County, ON. Partner Families are selected by an independent
committee and are chosen on the basis of these criteria:
Is your family income classified (by CRA standards) as below the poverty line?
Does your current home fit your physical needs?
the wiring/plumbing/ventilation adequate?
Is it affordable?
2. ABILITY TO REPAY A MORTGAGE
you have a steady and reliable income? (ie.employment, pension, disability)
3. WILLINGNESS TO PARTNER WITH HABITAT NORTHUMBERLAND
Would you like to improve your family's current situation?
Are you able to contribute 500 hours of 'sweat equity'?
Is helping your
community important to you?
WILL I OWN THE HOME?
YES, you will own your home. All Habitat for Humanity Northumberland homes are purchased by partner families. The partner families' investment in the home is 500 hours of 'sweat equity' (volunteering either on the build site or in a different capacity for our organziation). The mortgage for a Habitat home is interest free.
Your monthly mortgage payments will be set at no more than 25% of your monthly income. Every year, you will need to bring in your tax statements showing your income and we will reassess your payments accordingly.
Habitat for Humanity Northumberland will hold your mortgage. Habitat for Humanity Northumberland will use your mortgage payments to build more homes throughout the county.
WHAT TYPE OF HOMES DO YOU BUILD?
We build simple, decent, affordable homes.
These are the main aspects of Habitat for Humanity homes:
Meets all building codes and requirements
Has a living room, kitchen and eating area
Is built to Energy Star Specifications
Has painted walls and ceilings
Has good quality doors and windows
Usually has exterior vinyl siding
Two new basic appliances: refrigerator and stove. (A washer and dryer may be added at additional cost)
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
- A garage
- Air conditioning, dishwashers, fencing or bay windows
- Upgrades to basic materials