homeowner FAQ's

What is meant by the criteria that a family must be 'willing to partner'?

Habitat families must demonstrate a need for housing, the ability to pay, and a willingness to partner.

What are the requirements for applying to a home?

By willing to partner, we mean that a family is willing to do the 250-500 hours of sweat equity required working on your home and other Habitat homes, attending workshops, and other community service opportunities. You’ll be counted on to be a good neighbor, maintain your home, and pay your mortgage on time.

How long does it take for a family to earn the 250-500 hours of sweat equity?

It takes approximately 6 months to one year to complete the sweat equity hours. 250 hours of sweat equity are required for a one adult household while 500 hours are required for a two-adult household.

What communities does the Kenosha Habitat for Humanity build in?

Our service area is Kenosha county.

What happens if a family who lives in a Habitat house eventually earns more money than originally qualified them for the house?

That’s the goal. Once a family buys a home through Habitat for Humanity, it is their home as long as they continue to pay the mortgage. If they make more money and improve their lives, that’s a great success for them and us.

Is there an income limit for families who want to apply for a Habitat Home?

Yes. To find more information head over to: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/il/il2020/2020summary.odn