Habitat for Humanity Huron County Homeownership Program
The Homeownership Program is an opportunity for families in need of decent and affordable housing to purchase a new house in Huron County. A down-payment is not normally required, the mortgage principal is interest-free and payments to cover house insurance plus property taxes plus mortgage are calculated at 30% of income. Families must be willing to support Habitat Huron County with 500 Partnership Volunteer Hours.
Becoming a Habitat homeowner is hard work, but it’s worth it. According to a survey of Habitat homeowners, Habitat for Humanity families are more physically active, more involved in their community and their kids are more likely to pursue post-secondary education. Habitat homeowners are also more financially secure, building their own strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership.
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Habitat Huron County Builds within the county boundaries; Exeter and Wingham, Seaforth, Goderich, Clinton, Brussels and Hensall. Families must have lived in or worked in Huron County a minimum of two years and be a Canadian Citizen/Landed Immigrant.
Families are selected by an independent committee, chosen on the basis of the following criteria:
Do you currently spend more than 30% of your income which goes to rent?
Is your housing adequate for your needs and is it safe, secure and well maintained?
ABILITY TO REPAY A MORTGAGE
Do you have a reliable income where you can pay house insurance, property taxes and something towards the mortgage principle?
WILLINGNESS TO PARTNER WITH HABITAT
Are you able to contribute 500 Partnership Hours?
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