MARSHFIELD

Qualify?

We do not give away homes! Homes are financed with affordable, no-interest mortgages. Would you qualify?

  • Location

    We only build in the surrounding areas of Marshfield, Spencer, Stratford, Pittsville, and Auburndale. You must also live in the area for 12+ months prior to applying.

  • Current Living Situation

    Do you live in substandard and inadequate housing currenly?

  • Credit Score

    To qualify, you need to meet conventional loan requirements. You will need a credit score of at least 620.

  • Income

    Entire household (4 or less members) must have combined annual income of $42,500 - $51,000. This is subject to change each year every April.

  • Are you Willing?

    Are willing to help build your home and provide 250 hours of "sweat equity" per adult.

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Apply

Applications are ONLY open from August 15 - October 31.

Complete and return to:

Marshfield Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
P.O. Box 784
Marshfield, WI 54449

A member of the Family Selection Committee will contact you.

Then with the recommendation of the Family Selection Committee, the Board of Directors chooses the family for each house.

Criteria for these decisions include:

  • Level of need (based on income as compared to the Federal Poverty Standard Adequacy of present housing)
  • Willingness to participate in the Habitat program and provide “sweat equity”
  • Ability to repay the home loan

INFORMATION IS CONFIDENTIAL

Marshfield Area Habitat for Humanity does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, family status, or national origin in the selection of families or individuals in home ownership. *Income is based on HUD income guidelines in relation to Habitat specifications

Want to talk to someone before you start the process? Feel free to call (715) 384-7533

Sweat Equity

Work hundreds of hours (sweat equity) in building your house and the houses of others.

This labor reduces the cost of the houses, increases the pride of ownership and fosters the development of positive relationships with others in the community.

We welcome enthusiastic volunteers of all skill levels! We provide any training and tools you will need. We generally work on Saturdays during the months of August – October.

Families who partner with Habitat for Humanity are extremely grateful for your help. A decent home gives them the strength, stability and independence they need to create a better life for themselves and their families.

Habitat is not a give-away program. Rather, it is a joint venture in which those who benefit from the housing program are actively involved in the work at various levels. Homeowner families invest 200 of hours of their own labor – “sweat equity” – in building their own house and the houses of others. This labor reduces the cost of the houses, increases the pride of ownership and fosters the development of positive relationships with others in the community.