Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County is accepting applications for 2018 partner homeowners through Friday, Feb. 23, from low-income* individuals and families with steady income and a history of paying bills on time. Applicants must either live or work in Waldo County, and have an unmet need for an affordable long-term housing solution.

Potential applicants who have credit and/or budgeting issues and may not currently qualify to partner with Habitat are encouraged to call. Waldo Habitat seeks to work with applicants at all stages of readiness for homeownership, and may offer referrals to resources to address specific concerns.

Accepted partner homeowners will purchase their home from Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County when it is completed, and will pay an affordable 30-year mortgage. Each future homeowner donates 200-plus hours of “sweat equity” to Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County as they work side-by-side with volunteers from across the community and around the nation who join together to reach a common goal.

Waldo Habitat owns donated house lots in Belfast, Searsport, and Monroe. Accepted partner homeowners choose from the donated land or may build on their own gifted land if they meet all other income and need requirements for the program.

Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County, an Equal Housing Opportunity organization, believes that all people deserve to own safe, decent, and affordable housing. Together with hundreds of volunteers, we build strength, stability, self-reliance and shelter. For more information on programming or to request an application, visit waldocountyhabitat.org, follow Waldo Habitat on Facebook, or call 338-2344.

*Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County works with Waldo County residents or employees who earn between 30% and 80% of Waldo County adjusted median income:

Household Size

Minimum Income

Maximum Income

1

$12,060.00

$31,300.00

2

$16, 240.00

$35,800.00

3

$20,420.00

$40,250.00

4

$24,600.00

$44,700.00

5

$28,780.00

$48,300.00

6

$32,450.00

$51,900.00

7

$34,700.00

$55,450.00

8

$36,900.00

$59,050.00