Photo provided by Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North
Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North is taking applications for potential homeowners in the Comox Valley.
It partners with working, low-income families to help them afford a home.
Families who are accepted buy their home through an affordable mortgage, set at 30 percent of their annual income, and contribute at least 500 volunteer hours to Habitat.
Eligible Habitat homebuyers meet the following qualifications:
In need of better housing.
There has to be a need for adequate shelter.
Things to consider: current cost of housing, housing issues that can affect the health of the family and number, gender and age of people currently sharing a room.
Volunteering a must
There must be a willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North, and complete 500 hours of volunteer work, on the build site and in the ReStore.
Ability to pay an affordable mortgage
Successful candidates must have an annual income range between $32,500 and $59,500.00, depending on family size.
These ranges are based on the BC Housing Income Limits (HILs) guide.
Applicants must have a regular income that is not Employment Insurance, Income Assistance, or any other “stop-gap” measures.
Custody of at least one child under 18.
Applicants must have sole, joint, shared, or split custody of at least of one child under the age of 18.
The custodial parent does not have to be the biological parent.
To get started, you can fill out an online questionnaire here.