One wonderful aspect of Habitat for Humanity is that it builds more than houses—it builds homes, lives and community.
We encourage poorly housed people with no way to buy a home on their own to apply. We want people who are seriouse about house payments, home maintenance and Habitat for Humanity.
The family selection process is impartial. HFHECT does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, handicap, religion, national origin, marital status, familial status, or because a family’s income is derived wholly or in part from public assistance programs.
HFHECT looks forward to building new homes and lives in partnership with families.
Anyone interested in becoming a Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Connecticut family must attend an Applicant Information Meeting in order to obtain a pre-qualification. These meetings are typically held twice a year, when HFHECT is ready to begin selecting families for upcoming building projects. Applicant Information Meetings are open to the public. If you would like to be personally notified when the next meeting will be please click here, choose Homeowner Information and submit the requested information.
The Habitat for Humanity staff are here to answer your questions. Even if the Habitat for Humanity program is not the right fit for your family information may be available for additional programs who may be able to help.
Families are selected on three basic criteria:
Need for adequate housing; some examples: Overcrowded conditions, Deteriorated building conditions, Over 30% of income used for housing cost
Ability to pay the homes expenses (see below)
Willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity putting in 400 hours (sweat equity) toward building a home, attending workshops, and partnering with Habitat to share in the work of the organization.
Income Guidelines - These guidelines are one of the factors in determining the families ability to pay back the no profit mortage and other household expenses, while ensuring that our program is a program for low income families not served through other homeownership oppertunities.
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To be notified when the next Applicant Information Meeting will be click here, choose Homeownership and submit the requested information.
Included are letter and stories direct from that Habitat for Humanity families. These were written when they were accepted into the Habitat for Humanity program.