Habitat for Humanity will be accepting pre-applications for housing from November 20th – January 7th at the housing office. You can pick up a pre-application at the office or you can download it here. Please print it, complete it and bring it back to the housing office by January 7th at noon. The office is located at 1601 N. Townsend Ave in Montrose Colorado at the south end of the front of the ReStore building. We are open to the public from 9am to 3pm Monday – Friday. For more information contact Lori Zimmer at 970-252-9303 ext 4 or email email@example.com.
You must also bring:
– A month of paystubs and proof of all income including child support, social security, etc.
– Proof of Legal U.S. Residency – Driver’s License, Permanent Resident Card, INS Certificate, or U.S. Birth Certificate (all family members)
– Residency proof – You must have lived in Montrose County for one year prior to the application period to qualify. You can show this by providing a utility bill or lease
You will be notified within three working days of your application status. If you pass the pre-qualification application, you will be invited to attend the Mandatory Orientation on January 12th at 5:30 at the Montrose Regional Library located at 320 S. 2nd Street, Montrose.
If your family, or a family you know, is in need of decent, affordable housing, please Click here to apply. We will explain the application process and provide information on the availability, size and cost of Habitat homes in our area.
Each Habitat affiliate selects “partner families” to become Habitat homeowners. Habitat for Humanity follows a nondiscriminatory policy of family selection. Neither race nor religion is a factor in choosing partner families. Partner families are always selected based on their level of need, ability to pay and willingness to partner.
Applicants are required to meet several qualifications to ensure success. Prospective homeowners must:
##Be citizens or legal residents.
##Prove steady income.
##Have good credit.
##Earn a monthly income that falls within minimum and maximum limits, depending on household size.
##Sustain a savings account over a specified period of time.
In addition, each partner family will be required to:
##Invest sweat-equity hours in building his/her home and others.
##Make an affordable down payment.
##Make timely mortgage payments.
##Attend homeowner education classes.
Listed below are the current income levels that we will accept along with all information that is needed in order for us to process your application.
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Family of: More than this: Less than this:
1 $12,850 $24,240
2 $13,850 $27,660
3 $15,600 $31,140
4 $17,300 $34,560
5 $18,700 $37,380
6 $20,100 $40,140
7 $21,500 $42,900
8 $22,850 $45,660
Example: It is suggested that a family of five have an annual gross income that is less than $38,600 and greater than $19,350 to be eligible for a Habitat home.
These guidelines will be used when determining your total annual gross income from all stable income (i.e. employment, food stamps, SSI, etc.). This information will be taken from your completed application. In most cases we will use your current gross monthly income as adjusted to yearly income when using these guidelines.
The above figures are based on HUD guidelines for median family income for non-metro counties in Colorado. They are derived by obtaining the figures for 100% of median family income for non-metro counties for families with one through eight persons, then taking 50% of the figures to obtain our maximum yearly incomes allowable, and 30% of those figures to obtain our minimum yearly incomes allowable. The only exception to this is when the minimum 30% figure is not at least $12,850.