Volunteer labor and donations makes it possible for Habitat for Humanity to serve more families by keeping the overall cost of construction low and to provide affordable mortgages to our homeowner families.
The A Brush with Kindness program is designed to revitalize the appearance of a neighborhood through exterior fixes such as painting and brush/trash removal.
Our Critical Home Repair program includes work that extends the life of a house and increases safety, accessibility, or quality of life for the homeowner.
Qualifications for Repair & Preservation Services: Must be homeowner and live in the home that needs repairs, demonstrate need for repairs, meet income guidelines, be able to afford an additional monthly payment for the repair loan in addition to current monthly housing costs (mortgage, insurance, taxes, etc.), volunteer sweat equity hours to the project.
Review the application to become a partner family with Habitat for Humanity. If you feel you may qualify, you can start collecting the required documents for your application. You can either print a copy from our website or pick one up at the office: 307 S Main St, Ellensburg, WA 98926.
We typically hold 1-2 orientation meetings a year prior to making a family selection. All interested applicants will be notified and must attend in order to have a complete application. This orientation will provide applicants an overview of Habitat for Humanity, give you details on the application process, and a provide final application check to ensure completion.
The family selection committee is required to verify all information provided in the application is accurate and that you meet all the qualifications. We will complete credit and background checks as well as employment verification.
The family selection committee will make home visits to the top qualified applicants. The purpose of this is to verify each applicant's need for housing and to get to know each family better.
Finalist applicants will be presented to the Board of Directors for final approval. If you are not selected, you will be notified by mail and encouraged to apply again during the next cycle.
As a selected partner family you will be committed to 350-500 hours of sweat equity labor on your home, the homes of others, homeowner education classes, and other special events and fundraisers. Partner families can start this stage immediately upon selection.
As your home is being built, you will be expected to be completing your sweat equity hours. Building times are affected by many factors and can take between nine months to two years. Patience is key during this process.