West Tuality Habitat for Humanity Makes Home Ownership even More Affordable

-July 20, 2016

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West Tuality Habitat for Humanity announced today that it is revising the income amounts needed to qualify for home ownership. This change opens up the opportunity to buy a house through its home ownership program to many new families who previously did not have enough income to qualify for home partnership. To see the new income requirements, check the affiliate’s website ( http://westtualityhabitat.org/how-to-apply/ ).

In addition, West Tuality is now using third party financing options such as the USDA 502 Direct program to assist the affiliate in having the ability to fund more houses. The 502 program helps low-income families achieve their home ownership dream by helping them purchase homes in rural areas. All applicants into the West Tuality Habitat program will alsoneed to apply to the USDA 502 Direct program.

Habitat is currently looking for new families interested in affordable home ownership opportunities for 2016-2018 for two 3 bedroom houses located in Forest Grove. Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications from July 15 until 5 pm on August 12, 2016.  Applications are available at the ReStore (3731 Pacific Ave., Forest Grove, Or 97116)

Criteria for selection include need, ability to pay, and a willingness to partner with Habitat. Families must meet income requirements (now 35-60% of the AMI – average median income for the Portland area) and have the ability to provide “sweat equity” if selected. Please contact the Habitat office at 503-359-8459 with any questions.

West Tuality Habitat for Humanity does not discriminate in the selection of applicants on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, ancestry, children, familial status, genetic information, marital status, public assistance recipiency, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran/military status, or any other basis prohibited by law.