Need

There Must Be A Demonstrated Need In Order To Qualify For A Habitat Home

Need is determined by a family's current living conditions.

Some examples of need are outline below (this list is not all-inclusive).

 

  • Structural/mechanical problems in building

visible holes or large cracks
leaks, hazardous/toxic materials
electrical  problems
plumbing problems
appliances not working

 

  • Inadequate sleeping arrangements

more than 2 persons share a room
different gendered children sharing a room
persons having to sleep on the floor

 

  • Unsanitary conditions or health risks

bugs
rodents
sewage
 problems
stairway in disrepair
allergy concerns

 

  • Temporary or transitional housing

family currently living with relatives
family in emergency shelter
homelessness

 

  • Current housing does not meet the physical needs

 

  • Unable to obtain a conventional mortgage