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Affordable Housing

Habitat Helpers Program

We are excited to relaunch the Habitat Helpers Program in 2024! We are now accepting applications!

The Habitat Helpers Program is an expansion of Skagit Habitat for Humanity’s mission of providing safe and affordable housing. While building homes remains the foundation of what we do, it has become increasingly apparent that there is a need for critical home repairs in Skagit County. 

The Habitat Helpers Program focuses on primarily repair and/or rehab projects that will improve the quality of life for the homeowner and provide a safe, healthy place to live. Our scope of work will include critical repair projects, such as improving accessibility ramps and replacing steps/handrails for safety. The result is a more holistic approach that revitalizes the appearance of the neighborhood, encourages connections within the community, and promotes housing sustainability.

Requirements:

  • Applicants must currently own and occupy the home for at least one year.
  • Applicants must live in Skagit County, Washington.
  • Applicants must earn between 30% and 60% of the county's gross median income. Please see the chart below to determine whether you meet this requirement.
  • Applicants must be unable to afford the necessary home repairs or complete them due to age, disability, or circumstance.
  • Applicants must be willing to partner with Skagit Habitat by participating in the project as they are able to.

Cost:

  • Qualified homeowners are eligible for a no-interest loan from Skagit Habitat for Humanity for 10% of the total cost of the project, which may not exceed $5,000.

 

2023 Income Guidelines
Family Size Minimum Maximum
1 $19,150 $40,404
2 $21,900 $46,176
3 $25,974 $51,948
4 $28,860 $57,720
5 $31,169 $62,338
6 $33,478 $66,955
7 $35,786 $71,573
8 $38,095 $76,190

Numbers represent 30%-60% of the county's median gross income according to the US Department of Housing & Urban Development.

 

Habitat Helpers Program Application

Applicant Information
Prefix
First Name *
Last Name *
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Prefix
First Name
Last Name
Suffix
Country
Address Line 1 *
Address Line 2
City *
State/Province *
Postal Code *
Household Information
Do you live in Skagit County?
*We only consider applicants who currently live in Skagit County, Washington.
Do you own the home?
*We only consider applicants who are current homeowners.
*We only consider applicants who have lived in their home for at least one full year.
*Please note that Skagit Habitat for Humanity's programs serve individuals and families falling within 30%-60% of Skagit County's Area Median Income (AMI.)
Please select the sources of income you (and your co-applicant, if applicable) receive monthly.
Do you pay mortgage on the home?
Home Repairs Needed
*Skagit Habitat for Humanity's Habitat Helpers Program will focus on creating or improving entryways, including accessibility ramps, stairs, and/or handrails.
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*This may include budgetary restraints, age, disability, etc.
Required Documentation
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*If you are applying with a co-applicant, please upload a copy of their Photo ID as well.
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*If you are applying with a co-applicant, please include their sources of income as well.
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*If you are applying with a co-applicant, please include their bank statements as well. Bank statements must have the account holder's name & official bank logo clearly displayed).
I have filled out the entire application and provided all required documents, including Photo ID, proof of ownership of the home, proof of income, and bank statements.
I have provided the most accurate information that best represents my personal and household circumstances, as well as provided accurate, official documents.

 

Skagit Habitat for Humanity will only accept complete applications with all required documentation provided. 

  • Skagit Habitat for Humanity
    Skagit Habitat for Humanity

    1022 Riverside Drive
    Mount Vernon, WA 98273

    360-428-9402
    assistant@skagithabitat.com

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    Office Hours:
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