How To Apply


Application Windows

Application meetings are typically held when a build is scheduled in one of our service areas of Cass, Crow Wing, Hubbard, and Wadena counties and the City of Staples. Applications are available at the meetings and are not available at the LAHFH office. Our current application window is closed for 2023. Please subscribe to our newsletter or social media for the next application window.


How Does It Work?

Habitat for Humanity helps people become homeowners! Here’s how it works…
* The program accepts applications from people living in substandard housing that meet the income guidelines. We use a general guideline that is 30-50% of the median income. For example, a family of 4 should have an income between $23,150 and $38,550.
* The application is reviewed by the Family Selection Committee.
* If the guidelines are met, a home visit is set up.
* If accepted, the new “Habitat Partner Family” puts in 300 hours of labor (sweat equity) to help build a home with volunteers.
* The Family purchases the home at cost through an affordable mortgage.

Information that must be included with the application includes:

  • Income verification
  • Tax returns
  • A statement on the family’s need for housing
  • A credit report

The selection of families will be done in a way that does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, handicap, religion, marital status or because all or part of the applicant’s income is derived from public assistance.


Contact Us

This is not an application form. Our application window is closed. Please fill this form out if you would like Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity staff to reach out about our next partner application window.