Become a Partner Family
A Habitat Partner is selected based on meeting three criteria: Need, Ability to Pay and Willingness to Partner. You see, Habitat for Humanity, it should be understood, is not a giveaway program, rather it offers a hand up to families who are qualified to become Habitat homeowners.
Habitat homes are built with the love and support of the Wimberley community, are sold at cost and financed by Habitat with a no interest loan.
In order to qualify for a Wimberley Valley Habitat for Humanity home, you must be able to meet and document the qualifications set forth in the prequalification questionnaire form — you can download a Prequalification Questionnaire by clicking the below box or please pick one up at The Village Store in Wimberley.
If it is determined that you might qualify for a Habitat for Humanity home, WVHH will guide you through the application process. At that time you will be asked to provide additional information as well as documentation for all information given in the preliminary questionnaire.
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"Becoming a Habitat homeowner carries a far deeper meaning than just having a new house. Habitat home ownership transforms lives."
Wimberley Valley Habitat for Humanity Selection Process
The WVHH Family Selection Committee, which includes members of the Wimberley Valley Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors and members from the community at large, prepare the prequalification forms which are made available here online and at The Village Store on River Road. The standard prequalification form, available in both English and Spanish, is an ‘easy to use’ document. It is designed to provide a simple paper process for our applicants, as well as a simple review process for the Committee.
To qualify for a Habitat home in Wimberley, the candidate(s) must be in need of decent, affordable housing. The candidate(s) must have the ability to repay the cost of the no-interest mortgage; and contribute 300 sweat equity hours in partnering to build their home. Candidates must live within the 78676 zip code and/or the Wimberley Independent School District presently and for at least six (6) months prior to the time of the application, and have a record of stable income or employment. The candidate must be a U.S. citizen or demonstrate permanent resident status with a green card.
The Family Selection Committee members dedicate their time and hearts to selecting the one family which it determines best qualifies for a Habitat house. The family selection process takes approximately six months, beginning with the preparation of the application documents and preparing and posting publicity to seek out applicants. The Committee meets several times to evaluate the applications for completeness and determine qualified applicants. Qualified applicants are then scheduled for a home visit by a pair of committee members and present housing is evaluated. Following the home visits, the Committee meets to discuss the evaluations and narrow the selection until those most in need are agreed upon. Required credit reports are ordered and evaluated by the Committee. Finally, the final selection can be made, and the applicants are notified accordingly by the WVHH Board of Directors.