Grand Island, NE – Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity has opened its application period for households interested in partnering on homes to be built in Grand Island.
For over 25 years, Grand Island Area Habitat for Humanity has partnered with qualifying, low-income households throughout the area, to help them become homebuyers. Habitat’s housing outreach program is open to those in Hall, Howard, Hamilton and Merrick counties.
Homes are built in partnership with selected households and with volunteer support. Donations of building materials and professional services, along with the volunteer support, help keep the homes affordable. Once a home is complete, Habitat sells the home to the partnering family at the cost to build and with a no-interest home loan.
For a household to qualify for a Habitat home loan, they must meet low-income guidelines, be able to make a modest monthly mortgage payment, have a need for improved housing, and be willing to volunteer 500 hours of sweat equity on their own house and other Habitat projects. Sweat equity is the work a family contributes in lieu of a down payment and includes 21 weeks of homeowner education.
The first step is a pre-screening phone call to our office. Those who qualify for an application must schedule a time to pick it up in person at the Habitat office at 502 West Second Street in Grand Island on weekdays, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
The application period will close at 4:30 p.m. on March 1. Homes for which applications are being taken will be completed in 2022 and 2023.
For more information, please contact the Habitat Office at 308-385-5510.