Serving Sutherlin, Roseburg and Winston, Oregon (USA)


The Application Process

Currently the application process is not open.  To be prepared for when it does open, you can take the first 3 steps below:

1. Consider if you qualify for the program. Habitat partners with families who demonstrate a need for adequate housing, willingness to partner and the ability to pay a mortgage. Find out more by clicking here.

2. Contact us to request to be notified when the application process opens.  Contact info:  (541)-672-6182 or umpquavalleyhabitatforhumanity [at] gmail [dot] com

3. Be prepared for when the application process opens by making copies of any of the documents listed below that apply to your situation:

  • Federal Income tax returns (form 1040) for the past two years you filed
  • Current pay stubs (last two pay periods)
  • Current bank statements (checking and savings)
  • Current benefit statements (SSI, SSDI, Food Share, Section 8 Housing, etc…)
  • Child support court order and payment history for the past two years
  • Name, address and Phone number of your current landlord
  • Proof of residency and eligibility to work in the U.S.

4. When the application process opens you will be sent an application and will be able to schedule a meeting with the family services coordinator to review your application for completeness.

5. After your application is submitted, staff will do an initial review of your need, ability to pay, and willingness to partner with Habitat. Staff will pull civil/criminal records, obtain your credit report and request a landlord reference.

6. If your application is complete, it will be reviewed by the Family Selection Committee.

7. If your application passes the initial review, a home visit will be arranged.

The home visit consists of a tour of your current home and an interview of your family by two members of the Family Selection Committee. The purpose of the home visit is to discuss the Habitat housing program in further detail and gain further information on your family's current living conditions.

All heads of the household must participate and the entire family should be present.

8. After your home visit, your application is reviewed by the entire Family Selection Committee.

The committee reviews information submitted on the application form, financial documents and information obtained at the home visit to determine whether your application meets the program guidelines.

If approved, your application is forwarded to the Habitat Board of Directors for a final review and approval.

If the committee does not approve your application, you will be notified in writing with the reason for denial.

9. If approved by the Board of Directors, you will be contacted to set a date for an Acceptance Meeting.