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Need

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 outlined below (this list is not all-inclusive).

❖ Structural / Mechanical Problems in Building

  • Visible holes or large cracks
  • Leaks of hazardous or toxic materials
  • Electrical problems
  • Plumbing problems
  • Appliances not working

❖ Inadequate Sleeping Arrangements

  • More than 2 people sharing a room
  • Different gendered children sharing a room
  • Residents 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
housing needs

❖ Current Housing Does Not Meet Physical Needs

  • Accessibility
  • Overcrowding for family size

❖ Unable to Obtain a Conventional Mortgage

  • Did not qualify at a local lender
  • Debt to income ratio was not accepted
  • Need help budgeting or cleaning credit