The Process

The 2019 Family Selection application period will be September 2019

Complete & Submit an Application  Applications will be available both at the Habitat office and on this website beginning Tuesday, September 3. If you need help completing your application, please call the office at (208) 331-2916 and we will schedule an appointment with a Qualified Loan Originator.  Attendance at one of four Program Orientation meetings in September 2019 will be required as part of the completed application packet. Completed applications will be due in the Habitat office no later than 5:00pm on Monday, September 30.  You must submit your application to the office in person (no applications will be accepted by mail).  Please bring your photo ID (driver’s license, passport, or government issued ID card). No incomplete applications will be accepted. Submit your application as early as possible so you’ll have time to provide any missing items before the deadline.  No applications will be accepted after 5:00pm on September 30, 2019.

Applications are Evaluated  The committee will evaluate all complete applications to determine whether requirements have been met and a credit check will be performed on each. If these areas are found to be unsatisfactory the applicant will be sent a letter stating the reason that their application has been denied. All denied applicants are welcome to re-apply in the future.

Home Visit  Applicants who have met the above requirements will be visited in their home by a team of two Family Selection Committee members to determine willingness to partner, assess housing need, and verify residency.

Notification  Next the committee will meet to determine what recommendations they will make to the Habitat Board of Trustees. The board makes the final decision and applicants will be sent a letter stating either that they have been approved for the Habitat program or stating the reason that their application has been denied.

Our program is not a quick housing solution.  It takes a minimum of 18 months, typically longer, from the time of application before a family can move into their Habitat home.