Self-Help Homeownership Program
Fire Victims Pre-Application
To qualify for a Habitat home, you must be a legal resident, must be considered a “first-time home buyer,” and have lived in Lake County for at least one year, as well as meet the three (3) Basic Guidelines below. Military veterans are encouraged to apply.
- Need: Must be living in substandard housing, such as overcrowded, unsafe, or unhealthy conditions
- Ability to Pay: Have stable income and your total household income follows the general income guidelines below (Income guidelines are subject to change).
- Willing to Partner: Must be willing to put in a minimum number of 500 hours of “sweat equity” into your home and other Habitat houses.
Income Requirements for the Self-Help Homeownership Program
The figures below represent the range of gross household income required to qualify for this program.
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If you meet the above guidelines, please call the Habitat for Humanity Lake County office at 707.994.1100 for more details or come by our office for an application.
All Habitat for Humanity homes have zero interest mortgages.
Habitat for Humanity Lake County does not discriminate on race, religion, gender, handicap, familial status, or national origin in its homeowner selection process.
If you meet the above qualifications, you can download the Self-Help Pre-Application. If you are a victim of the 2015 fires, you must use the Fire Victims Pre-Application. The form must be filled out completely and returned to our office by mail, email, or in person, and request an appointment with one of our Family Selection volunteers. Appointments are normally available on Thursday afternoons between 2 and 4 p.m. To fill out the form, you must have Adobe Reader or another PDF editor. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PO Box 1830, Lower Lake, CA 95457
Office: 15312 Lakeshore Dr., Clearlake, CA 95422