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If you feel you meet the following qualifications and would like to apply for a Habitat for Humanity Home, contact our office at 318-323-8003 or click here to download a PDF of the application.
To qualify for a Habitat for Humanity of Ouachita, you must meet the following criteria:
Be a Northeast Louisiana resident for 6 months
You must have a housing need such as
-- Inadequate current shelter
-- Overcrowding within the household
-- More than 40% of income paid for housing
-- Drug or crime-infested neighborhood
-- Currently residing in Section 8 or public housing
You must have the ability to pay
-- Stable monthly income within guidelines
-- Make a down payment of $350
-- Acceptable credit
You must be willing to partner
-- Sweat equity hours are required
-- Demonstration of spirit, positive attitude, and enthusiasm
-- Accept homes in areas where HFHO builds
If you would like to learn more about homeownership, call us (318) 323-8003 or complete the online interest form and we will contact you before we have our next meeting.
You can also contact our office at 318-323-8003 to schedule an appointment to receive an application or to submit an application. Click here to download a PDF of the application.
Here is a list for documents requested with the application:
Proof of household income : payroll stubs, disability check stubs, food stamp information (letter from F.S. office), child support, other income, tax return
Credit Status : bills showing outstanding debts (car, credit cards, other loans), credit report (if you have a current copy)
Household Expenses : electric bill, water bill, gas bill, telephone bill, insurance payments, etc.
Photo identification card : Drivers license
Social Security Card
A credit history of not making timely payments and/or having too much debt is the number one reason for not being approved. If you don't know what is on our credit report or if you have a bad credit report, you should consider working to improve your credit report before submitting an application.
We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or sources of income.
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