Homeowner Applicants Wanted
We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our next Habitat home located at 47 Indian Avenue in Plymouth! Applicants should live or work in one of our service area towns: Plymouth, Carver, Kingston, Middleboro, Plympton or Lakeville. Be sure to read here to learn about additional required qualifications before you apply.
Prospective homeowners are encouraged to attend an Information Session in order to learn more about Habitat home ownership, however meeting attendance is not mandatory. Applications are available at these meetings as well as at our Habitat Office & ReStore located at 160 N. Main St., Carver; and at the public libraries in Plymouth, Carver, Kingston, Plympton, Middleboro and Lakeville. We do not have a waiting list and do not mail applications. You can also download the application found here.
Families who can demonstrate a significant housing need, whose income is within Habitat guidelines and who are financially qualified are encouraged to apply to purchase a home. Families will be chosen without respect to race, color, national origin, disability, age, ancestry, children, familial status, genetic information, marital status, public assistance recipiency, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran/military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. We are an equal housing lender.
Gross household income can be no more than 60% Area Median Income, based on the number of people in the household, as follows:
1 person: $62,340
2 people: $71,280
3 people: $80,160
4 people: $89,040
5 people: $96,180
6 people: $103,320
** NOTE ** The above figures apply to 2023. AMI figures and limits are updated yearly and are published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Development (HUD).
Families with disabled members who need special arrangements can be accommodated. If you are interested in homeownership opportunities with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth and there are no Information Meetings scheduled, please contact email@example.com and provide us with your name, mailing address, phone number, and email address.
Applications ask for the following information:
- Current Living Situation: Current living arrangements, sources of income, cost of rent, who currently lives with the prospective homeowners, who would live with the prospective homeowners in the Habitat home.
- Financial Information: Savings, pensions, investments, bankruptcies, tax liens, credit history, family budget worksheet, proof of income, last 2 years Federal Tax Return and W2 forms.
- Employment Information: Current employer’s information, job history, job title, income.
Habitat for Humanity will get a credit report and run a SORI and CORI check on all applicants.
Applicants also must write a short letter describing their housing need and how Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth can help their family with their housing situation.
The Application Process Timeline
The qualification evaluation timeframe from the date of application submittal typically takes 6-8 weeks.
After receiving an application at one of the Housing Application Meetings, prospective homeowners will be given about a month to fill it out. Applications must be returned by the specified date to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth, P.O. Box 346, Carver, MA 02330. For the 47 Indian Avenue project, the application deadline is November 1, 2023.
About 2-3 weeks after applications are returned, the Family Selection Committee will call to arrange for a home visit to interview the applicants and to inspect the current housing situation. We ask prospective homeowners to make reasonable arrangements for scheduling. The Family Selection Committee will review and verify all the information on the applications. All qualified applicants are then entered into a lottery for random selection. All applicants will be notified verbally and in writing of the outcome. If families wish to apply for future Habitat homes, they must fill out an updated application.
Please be aware that Habitat is building a limited number of houses and cannot nearly satisfy all of the housing needs in Greater Plymouth.
We build simple, decent quality, affordable homes.
Habitat homes are designed to fit the architecture and landscape of the neighborhood as well as the zoning requirements of the town.
A typical Habitat home approximately 1200-1300 square feet and has three bedrooms, a full kitchen, and a dining area/living room. One-story homes have one bathroom and two-story homes have one and a half bathrooms. Homes come equipped with a new stove and refrigerator. The homes are energy-efficient, with solar when possible, and are designed to be low-maintenance, as much as possible.
All homes can be built to accommodate people with disabilities according to ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).
Our homes are built under the direction of a licensed Site Supervisor according to the Massachusetts Building Code Regulation.
The typical home can take up to eight to twelve months to complete.