About our Program:
Building Hope and Homes…One Family at a Time
Greeley-Weld Habitat for Humanity is an affordable homeownership
program. Our goal is to help households living on modest incomes
realize the full financial and social benefits of owning their own home.
Additionally, each Habitat Homeowner has the satisfaction
of knowing that their monthly mortgage payments contribute to
building even more homes for future Habitat Homeowners.
Live or work in Weld County for a minimum of 1 year, are a US citizen, or a legal permanent resident
2. Need for Housing
Current shelter is inadequate – structural defects, lack of heat, maintenance problems, etc
Temporary or transitional housing – living with friends or family
Household is overcrowded (number of persons in each bedroom, number of persons sleeping in rooms other than bedrooms)
The environment is inadequate – household feels unsafe
Household currently pays more than 30% of total gross monthly income for housing
Unable to purchase a home through any other means
3. Ability to Pay
Able to save $500 toward closing costs
Must have had any bankruptcy filing discharged 4 years prior to applying for a Habitat home
Monthly debt plus monthly housing cost is less than 40% of gross monthly income
No outstanding liens or judgments
Cannot have owned a home within the last 3 years (with the exception of mobile homes)
We serve individuals and households earning between 30-80% of HUD’s area median income (Refer to guidelines below, broken down by annual and monthly income)
4. Be willing to partner with GWHFH
Agree to complete a minimum of 500 hours of “sweat equity” prior to closing on your home (per adult) Sweat Equity is the hours required to volunteer with Greeley-Weld Habitat for Humanity
Agree to maintain your Habitat home in a manner that reflects pride in homeownership
Agree to complete a series of homeownership workshops which include: consumer money management, landscaping, seasonal home maintenance, homeowner’s insurance, city codes, and covenants
Estimated timeline for program approval – 12 weeks
Estimated timeline to move-in – 12 to 24 months
Next, you will turn in your completed application and accompanying documents to the Greeley-Weld Habitat for Humanity office located at 104 North 16th Ave, Greeley, CO 80631.
If you pass the financial review, volunteers will hold a home interview in your current house. They will ask questions about your Willingness to Partner. Next, they will review your Ability to Pay. Then, they will walk through your entire home to see the Need for Housing.
HOMEOWNER PARTNER SELECTION
Last, the Homeowner Selection Committee will review all of the applications and make their recommendation to the Board of Directors. Not every family gets selected. However, everyone is welcome to reapply in a future application cycle.
*Please Note: Application availability is subject to change or cancellation depending on the prior selection round, land availability, sponsorship and other events beyond our control. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Greeley-Weld Habitat for Humanity is an equal housing opportunity provider.
Please direct your questions to our Family Services Director at (970) 351-6766, Ext.105.