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What We Do

Homeownership Program

Applications are now being accepted for 2021!

To apply, please read below and then click on the Pre-Application link at the bottom of the page, or call 419-481-8100

Apply to own a Habitat home

Habitat for Humanity of Wood County Ohio builds decent and affordable houses for individuals and families in need. We work with professional builders, contractors, volunteers and future homeowners (beneficiaries) to build Energy Star rated homes throughout Wood County:

  • From Northwood and Rossford down to North Baltimore
  • From Grand Rapids clear across to Bradner

We aim to meet the needs of individuals and families throughout Wood County and welcome your support to help us build quality homes.

Please consider supporting us by volunteering, making a gift, or donating materials.

Future Homeowner & Sweat Equity

Future homeowners must contribute “sweat equity” (volunteer hours) while they are in the homeownership program.

  • 250 hours minimum per applicant

Future homeowners must attend a monthly homeowner workshop program and complete Financial Peace University, and help in the construction of their home. Workshop hours count towards the sweat equity requirement.

Home Specifications

Habitat homes generally follow an open floor plan with a combined living/dining/kitchen space. When possible, Habitat works with the future homeowners to offer choices for flooring, kitchen countertop, siding, and shingle colors.

Basic House Description

  • Whirlpool refrigerator, stove, and range hood
  • Central AC, Energy Star furnace and water heater
  • Washer and dryer are not included
  • 1.5 bathrooms
  • 8x10 shed
  • 1180 square feet: 3 bedrooms
  • 1280 square feet: 4 bedrooms
  • Bedroom size is approximately 100 square feet
  • Crawl space (no basements)
  • Driveway (no garage)
  • Basic landscaping

Income Requirements

"The Federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act prohibits creditors from discriminating against credit applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age (providing the applicant has the capacity to enter into a binding contract); because the applicant’s income derives from any public assistance program; or because the applicant has in good faith exercised any right under the Consumer Credit Protection Act. The federal agency that administers compliance with this law:  Federal Trade Commission, Equal Credit Opportunity, Washington, D.C. 20580"

I would like more information about home ownership!

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Once Habitat for Humanity of Wood County receives your pre-application and supporting documentation, we will communicate with you within 30 days about the next steps.