How to Qualify:
Step 1. Do you qualify?
Abilene Habitat is seeking families who demonstrate a need for housing, the ability to pay a mortgage, and a willingness to partner.
Your family must meet the 2016 Income Guidelines:
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To place your name on the list to be invited to an orientation, held once a year in the Spring, call our office at 325-670-0489.
Abilene Habitat for Humanity
Attn: Family Services
101 Fulwiler Rd.
Abilene, TX 79603
Step 2. Attend an Orientation Session
You will be invited to attend an orientation session. You will find out more about Abilene Habitat’s homeownership program, how to apply and decide if you will be a good fit for the program.
Step 3. Return your application to Abilene Habitat
Our Family Selection Committee evaluates your family’s housing need, ability for responsible homeownership, and financial stability including credit history, debt, and income.
Step 4. Interview
Our Family Selection Committee schedules interviews in our office and in your home to meet your family and see your living conditions.
Step 5. Approval
Our Family Selection Committee identifies qualified families, and submits them to the Board of Directors for final approval.
Step 6. Sweat Equity and Education
If approved, you will attend homebuyer education classes and work 250-400 hours of sweat equity. Sweat equity involves working with family, neighbors, and friends to build Habitat homes including your own.
Step 7. Dedication and Blessing
Habitat staff, volunteers, and donors who have been with you every step of the way gather with your family and friends to dedicate and bless your new home!
Step 8. Lifetime Partnership
After you move in, partner families are expected to remain engaged with Habitat’s mission by staying in good communication with Habitat, making timely mortgage payments, and assuming an active role in their neighborhoods.