Habitat for Humanity Northwest Harris County makes homeownership affordable for families. To apply and qualify to become a Habitat partner family you must meet certain requirements.
Habitat Homeowner Qualifications
-You must be a US citizen or permanent resident
-You must be able to afford monthly payments of $700-$750 and a one time escrow (taxes and insurance) payment of $700.
-You are willing to complete 350 hours of sweat equity, where you work on your own home and your neighbor’s homes
-You must have an acceptable credit history and score above 500.
-You must fall within 40%-60% of the Harris County low income guidelines for a family of your size. Currently the minimum income/year requirement is $18,000 for a family of 1.
Please see the below chart for further explaination:
Household Size Minimum – Maximum income
1 person $18,000 – $27,000
2 people $20,560 – $30,840
3 people $23,120 – $34,680
4 people $25,680 – $38,520
5 people $27,760 – $41,640
6 people $39,800 – $44,700
7 people $31,880 – $47,820
8 people $33,920 – $50,880
-The housing you live in now is at least one of the following:
- Poorly maintained (substandard)
- In a dangerous neighborhood
- Live with family, or friends, or in a long term shelter
How To Apply
If you meet the qualifications and would like to learn more, please plan to attend our next Orientation Session for prospective homeowners:
You MUST attend an Orientation Meeting in order to apply for a Habitat Home
To receive information about the next orientation session by mail, please contact the office at 281-477-0460.