“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
meet our partner families
Cassie is a single mother of six, with four still living at home. She is a manager at the Denny's in Lebanon and responds with a lot of enthusiasm to the opportunity to become the owner of this years Faith Build in Thorntown. All of her children have been super supportive of the time away as she builds a house for them. This house will truly be a blessing and a building block for their future.
how to apply
steps to qualify
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.
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.