Willingness to Partner

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WILLINGNESS TO PARTNER

Because our partnership program has education, savings and volunteer requirements we want to be sure to thoroughly review them with you. It is important that you understand and agree to the partnership and unique aspects of the Habitat program.

  1. Have you applied for the Habitat Partnership Program in the past?
    We encourage re-applications!
  1. Are you willing to volunteer (also called “sweat equity”) 500 hours?
    Each adult must complete 200 hours. The remaining hours can be donated by friends or family. Our volunteers are the foundation of Habitat for Humanity. We could not build affordable housing without volunteer commitment. It also increases pride in homeownership to be involved in the process.
  1. Will you accept a decent and affordable home within the Bend city limits with the understanding that Habitat is not a custom builder?
    Bend Habitat pre-purchases lots and will sell to families as they are ready. Everyone completes the program at a different rate and we will fill the homes with the next “homeowner-ready” applicant/family. Therefore, you cannot pick your Habitat house or neighborhood.

See a map of Bend neighborhoods that shows where Bend Habitat has built since 1989

  1. Are you willing to help positively represent Bend Habitat?
    This may include sharing some personal information, such as your family story or pictures, to promote the Habitat mission and program through various forms of media. Prior to sharing this information, we will give you an opportunity to direct that such information not be disclosed through signing a Media Release Form.
  1. Do you believe that showing pride in your home is a reflection of your lifestyle?
    a
  2. Are you able to commit time to homeownership, financial education classes and, or regular monthly meetings with a mentor?
    a
  3. Are you a team player?
    a
  4. Are you willing to put the time and effort into the maintenance of a home? Or are you ready to learn the skills it takes to do this maintenance?
    a
  5. Are you willing to make the commitment that goes into making a purchase and maintaining the investment?
    a
  6. Do you plan on staying in this area for an extended period of time?
    a
  7. Is everyone in your family supportive of this decision?
    a
  8. Wants vs. needs:  Am I willing to give up something to purchase a home?
    Bend Habitat pre-purchases lots and will sell to families as they are ready. Everyone completes the program at a different rate and we will fill the homes with the next “homeowner-ready” applicant/family. Therefore, you cannot pick your Habitat house or neighborhood.