Our home-ownership program provides opportunities for low-income individuals and families to increase their independence and economic well-being through affordable home-ownership. We are not taking applications at this time. Please visit this page for updates on the next application season.
In the meantime, you can help us spread the word about our program and share some of the details about home-ownership through Habitat:
Families and individuals in need of decent, affordable housing apply for homeownership as home applications begin to be taken. Each local Habitat’s family selection committee selects homeowners based on three criteria:
As part of their willingness to partner, Habitat’s homebuyers invest hundreds of hours of their own labor, called sweat equity, working alongside volunteers and other Habitat homeowners.
Habitat for Humanity follows a nondiscriminatory policy of family selection. Neither race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity is a factor in choosing Habitat’s homeowners. We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation.
A Brush with Kindness (ABWK) is a great way to inspire and engage others to take action in revitalizing neighborhoods and entire communities. The focus is exterior repairs of existing homes. Repairs are related to general poor structural conditions, safety, landscaping and painting, as well as special needs including wheelchair ramps, veteran assistance, and aging-in-place assistance.
Types of Work We Do:
Qualified Homeowners Must:
Download and complete the A Brush With Kindness Application (above) and send it to our office at 749 Ryan Drive, Hudson, WI 54016.
Helping older, low-income homeowners safely stay in the homes they own and love is the goal of the Aging In Place program.
To qualify for the AIP Program, you must meet the following criteria:
Work that may be provided includes:
Habitat will pay all costs for materials and AIP work as a GRANT TO YOU, but a restriction will be placed on the deed of your home. You will not have to repay the grant unless you sell or transfer ownership of your home within 5 years after AIP work is completed. If you continue to live in your home for 5 years after work is completed and follow all grant terms, your balance is reduced to ZERO, and you owe nothing. The grant restriction is forgiven at a rate of 20% per year. You will also need to participate in post-project surveying at 2 months, 1 year, and 3 years after work has been completed.
Download and complete the Aging In Place application above and send it to our office at 749 Ryan Drive, Hudson, WI 54016.
Due to the nature of Habitat’s program requirements, we cannot help families in emergency situations. Persons needing immediate housing assistance are encouraged to dial 2-1-1 (United Way St. Croix Valley), Our Neighbors’ Place (715-426-9000) or the Salvation Army – Grace Place (715-246-1222).