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There Must Be A Demonstrated Need In Order To Qualify For A Habitat Home

Need is determined by a family’s current living conditions.

Some examples of need are outline below (this list is not all-inclusive).

Structural/mechanical problems in building


                    • visible holes or large cracks
                    • leaks, hazardous/toxic materials
                    • electrical problems
                    • plumbing problems
                    • appliances not working




Inadequate sleeping arrangements


                    • more than 2 persons share a room
                    • different gendered children sharing a room
                    • persons having to sleep on the floor





Unsanitary conditions or health risks


                    • bugs
                    • rodents
                    • sewage problems
                    • stairway in disrepair
                    • allergy concerns





Temporary or transitional housing


                    • family currently living with relatives
                    • family in emergency shelter
                    • homelessness






Current housing does not meet the physical needs










Unable to obtain a conventional mortgage