We are happy to announce the launch of our new homeownership website Buyhabitat.org! This website is designed to showcase the homes we have available as well as walk you through the application process. One hundred percent of the application process can now be done online. We will continually update this site with both new construction and resale homes, those of you on our mailing list will still receive email updates when we post a home.
What’s new in Homeownership
- Homeownership video: if you would like an overview of the Habitat Homeownership process this video is a good place to start. It is required viewing for all Habitat buyers.
- Criteria: we have changed our requirements please review our selection criteria to make sure you still qualify.
- Available Homes: You can now review the homes we have available and apply to whatever home you are interested in. We currently have four homes available in the City of Seattle – if you’re interested, apply today!
- Preapproval letters: to qualify for a home you must have a pre-approval letter that is equal to or greater than the sales price for a Habitat buyer. The sales price for a Habitat buyer can be found under financial information on each home post. It is important to understand that the Sales price for a Habitat buyer is not the total value of the home. Instructions on how to get a pre-approval letter and a list of suggested lenders can be found through the link.
We have many exciting developments planned for the next two years, with South Park and Renton expected to start in the next few months!
We look forward to partnering with you.
What’s happening with Habitat Repair Program?
We are excited to announce that we continue to serve owner occupied homeowners who need repair throughout King County. You can now link directly to our repair programs pages at www.habitatrepairs.org. We also have added some subprograms to the Critical Home Repair Program and will be offering services specific to Aging in Place and Home Preservation. Please visit the new website to learn about these new programs and the areas we are serving in King County.
If you are in need of home repairs and live in King County or know someone who is, please complete an online intake form and begin the process of applying for home repair services. During these tough times, more than ever, we recognize the importance of having a safe place to shelter in your own home and we are here to help!