The 2018 Application Process, for those interested in applying for the Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County Home Ownership Program, is March 1 thru May 31, 2018. Applications will be available online and/or may be picked up in the Habitat Office, during that time only.
Want to learn more before applying?
Interested in applying for Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County's Homeowner Program? Get the facts, gather information, and ask questions during these one hour informational sessions. There is no fee, however, reservations are greatly appreciated. Please contact the Habitat Office today to reserve your spot. All sessions present the same content and need only be attended once, unless you would like to repeat a session.
Sessions are as follows:
Second Tuesday of each month - Feb 13, Mar 13, Apr 10, May 8 - all sessions begin promptly at 5:30pm - or -
Third Thursday of each month - Feb 15, Mar 15, Apr 19, May 17 - all sessions begin promptly at noon.
Looking for an affordable opportunity to buy a simple, decent home?
Before reviewing the criteria for Habitat's home ownership program, please understand: Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County is not an "emergency" housing agency.
Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County offers home ownership opportunities to families who are unable to obtain conventional house financing. Generally, this includes those whose income is 30 to 50 percent of the area's median income and cannot exceed 80 percent of the area's median income.
Basic Homeowner Criteria
- Need for adequate housing (unsafe, unhealthy, overcrowded, rent-burdened, are examples)
- Ability to repay the home mortgage - (is your credit good, or repairable? Applicant is not eligible for a Habitat home if individual has filed bankruptcy in the last two years)
- Willingness to work in partnership with Habitat - (willingness to perform "sweat equity" hours, attend monthly home owner meetings, and help in the planning/building of your Habitat home)
Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County is an Equal Housing Opportunity lender. We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout its nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.