Willamette West Habitat for Humanity
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How to Apply for a Habitat Home

1 - Do You Qualify? Please review the qualifying criteria below.
2 - Get an application by attending a Homeowner Application Meeting (Dates, Times & Locations below), picking up an application at the Habitat office, or downloading an application packet HERE.  PLEASE NOTE: the packet is 20 pages and contains important information about the program, as well as the application itself, which begins on page 10 of the packet. 
3 - Turn in the Completed Application (Dates, Times & Locations below)
No Application Meetings schedued for 2019

There will be no public meetings in 2019.  Sample applications can still be picked up in-person at our office in Hillsboro.


Be Notified of Future Meetings


No Applications will be accepted in 2019.
We will not be accepting completed applications in 2019.  Check back to see when selection begins in 2020.


If you have any questions, contact Homeowner Services Manager Erin Maxey - 503-844-7606 x 103.


Willamette West Habitat for Humanity Selection Criteria

Willamette West Habitat for Humanity builds homes in Washington County, Oregon. If you are interested in buying a Habitat home elsewhere, you will need to contact the Habitat affiliate in your area.


Need: You will be considered for a Habitat home if your present housing is not adequate, and if you are unable to obtain adequate housing through other conventional means.  Lack of adequate housing may include problems with the present structure; water, electrical or sewage service systems; heating system, or failure to meet city property maintenance standards.  Also taken into consideration are the number, the ages and the gender of children compared to the number of bedrooms in your present home.

Ability to pay a mortgage: You must be able to afford between $550 and $800 per month for monthly house payment. Habitat homes are sold at cost with a 0%-interest (0% APR) mortgage. You will be required to openly and fully discuss your financial situation with Habitat personnel.

Be able to save between $4,000 - $5,000 for appliances, down payment, first month’s mortgage payment and first year’s homeowner insurance.

Willingness to partner with Habitat: You and your family must be willing to work in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. We require 500 hours of sweat equity contributed by family and friends.  Sweat equity is volunteer time spent building your home and the homes of your neighbors.

All applicants must be U.S. Citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States.

Documentation to prove legal U.S. residency includes the following and must be shown when you turn in your completed application:
  • A U.S. Passport OR
  • An Oregon Driver’s License/I.D. card AND your U.S. Birth Certificate OR
  • An Oregon Driver’s License/I.D. card AND your proof of Permanent U.S. Residency


Your family must meet the income guidelines below:
2019 Family Income Guidelines
Family Size Minimum Annual Income Maximum Annual Income
1 $21,536 $33,842
2 $24,612 $42,192
3 $27,689 $47,466
4 $30,765 $52,740
5 $33,226 $56,959
6 $35,687 $61,178
7 $38,149 $65,398
8 $40,610 $69,617


If you meet these criteria, you should attend a Homeowner Application meeting to find out more about our program and receive a housing application.

For more information read the How to Become a Homeowner Brochure.

If you don't qualify for Willamette West Habitat's program some other local housing assistance programs are here.


We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, familial status, national origin, age, marital status, sources of income, or any other legally protected class.

Application Meeting Notification Form
Complete this form to be notified when an Application Meeting will take place.
(This form is NOT an application for a Habitat home)