homeownership

Habitat for Humanity of Boone County believes that all hard-working individuals and families should have access to the benefits and stability of homeownership. In this belief, we are committed to partnering with families to build simple, decent, and affordable housing.

The low cost of our homes is made possible by the exceptional support of our community. Building costs remain low thanks to impressive donations and generous volunteerism. These factors make it possible to sell our homes to accepted families with a 0% interest loan and at no profit.

every

one

deserves a decent place to live

“Habitat has opened my eyes to the value of hard work, and to be a part of building your very own home makes you appreciate it even more!”, Tasha - Habitat Homeowner

Homeowner Orientation Class - September 13 | 6-7pm | 817 W. Pearl Street | Back west side of Love Inc. building

 

meet our partner families

Our 2022 Community of Faith Build Applicant Homeowner is Andrea, a single mom of three children who grew up in Zionsville.  Her children are Hannah, age 24, who is getting married this year,  Cayden, age 16, who plays basketball all year round, and her special needs adult son Daniel, who lives at home and has a great love for cooking.  Andrea has her bookkeeping certification and she started working on building her own bookkeeping business, working with her mom doing taxes, and working for a consulting firm to learn many different areas of accounting.  Having a successful career has been a priority for her so that she can afford to give her children the forever home they deserve!

The 2022 Legacy Build Applicant Homeowner is Yusuf. He was born in Nigeria and came to the United States under the US Diversity Visa Lottery Program in 2011. After five years, he received his citizenship. Over the last few years, Yusuf has worked at Frito-Lay while completing an Associate of Science degree in Culinary Arts at Ivy Tech Community College. He hopes to become a Certified Sous Chef and eventually a Chef. He has two grown sons, one of whom is a coder with an IT company and another is a US Marine. He also has a son in high school. He believes that hard work and help from God will provide this house as a legacy for himself and his sons.

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Kodjo and Eziwe will be the 2022 Women Build homeowners.  Kodjo moved to the US in 2008 after receiving his resident visa through a lottery type system in Togo Africa. He went back to Togo in 2014 to marry Eziwe and she joined him here to start their new lives in the US They both have worked hard to learn English and get their US citizenship. They have three beautiful girls; Anna, Victoria ,and Jordan.  Ama, Kodjo's mother will be living with them in the new Habitat home this fall with a resident visa.

 

Anna , 4 years old, loves to play with her dolls, draw and color.  Her smile will steal your heart! Victoria turns 7 in November and is eager to learn.  She loves to read and dance. Jordan is 10 and has a creative mind.  She enjoys coloring, arts & crafts and drawing.

 

Kodjo is either working or studying for his HVAC certification most days, but if he were to have free time he would like to ride his bike.  Eziwe LOVES to cook.  You can find her in the kitchen any day and all day. They are so excited to finally have housing security and to achieve the American Dream of homeownership!

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how to apply

If you or someone you know is interested in applying to be a homeowner through Habitat for Humanity of Boone County, please consider our three basic criteria:

 
 
 
 
 

If you think you meet the three above criteria, you can then follow these steps!

attend an orientation meeting

The application process requires the attendance at one of our Orientation meetings. All potential individuals who will be on the mortgage must attend an Orientation meeting.

Meetings are held at 6PM on the second Tuesday of each month at our location. Click the map for our location.

fill out an application

Applications are available at the monthly orientation meetings, by contacting the Habitat office at 765-483-5134, or downloading the application below.

Our Family Selection Committee will then review your application and hold a home interview to determine your status for home ownership. Once approved you will be asked to make modest deposit toward your home.

earn sweat equity

Sweat equity is credit you are given for doing Habitat-related work and attending classes. 

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Each person on the mortgage will be required to complete a minimum of 200 hours of sweat equity. Most sweat equity hours are earned by working at construction sites. Additional hours can be earned by volunteering time at a local nonprofit organization.

steps to qualify

homeownership FAQ