|How are families chosen?
need for a decent house is the most important criterion in the
selection of a family. While many factors can determine need, the
condition of the family's current dwelling is the primary
consideration. This includes such items as:
lack of plumbing or sanitation facilities
over crowded conditions
|* Prior to any family being chosen, members of the Habitat
Family Selection committee will visit them in their current residence.
family's willingness to participate during the building process and
afterwards is a very important consideration. They should be
responsible, honest, and willing to share the Habitat ministry and
enthusiasm. Habitat could not continue our mission without the
assistance of a partner family willing to help the organization when
new Habitat homes greatly enhance a neighborhood's overall appeal and
value we expect our homeowners to maintain their properties.
Habitat will strive to arrange support and homeowner education as
needed to help make homeowners successful.
selection process will not discriminate against anyone based on their
race, religion, color, sex, handicap, familial status, or national
family must have enough income to pay for the house and such things as
heat, water, electricity, taxes, insurance, and maintenance.
Proof of income and a credit check may also be done during the
selection process. Habitat for Humanity also requires a criminal
background check be done on every applicant and co-applicant before
final approval of a Habitat family.