Becoming a Habitat Homeowner
Habitat for Humanity of Mason County partners with families in need and the community to build affordable quality housing. We provide a "hand-UP” through tools, guidance, and support for partner homeowners.
The three principle criteria for our home ownership program are:
a need for simple, decent housing
ability to pay a no-profit, no-interest or low-interest USDA mortgage
willingness to be an active partner with Habitat
Partner home-owners perform hundreds of Sweat Equity hours as part of their down payment; complete education on budgeting, legal affairs, and home maintenance; work with a housing counselor to improve their credit; and successfully pay debts, closing costs, and monthly mortgage payments.
Habitat for Humanity of Mason County is an equal opportunity housing provider and complies with federal regulations regarding housing discrimination. We consider applicants without regard to their race, religious preference, gender, physical ability or handicap, familial status, national origin, or any other categories protected by law.
We work in harmony with the partner home-owner for a positive, successful and long-term home solution; providing the opportunity for home-owners to "break the cycle of poverty" and become a successful home-owner.
Habitat for Humanity of Mason County does not provide free housing. It is not a federal government program or a transitional housing provider.
We are pledged to the letter and spirit of the U.S. Policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support affirmative advertising and marketing programs in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origins.