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HOMEOWNERSHIP

Simple, decent, affordable homeownership opportunities.

HOMEOWNERSHIP

Simple, decent, affordable homeownership opportunities.

Homeownership

Now Accepting Homeownership Applications for our 24 Hitching Post Lane, Northborough, MA Habitat Home. The home includes 1,458 square feet of living space, is a two-bedroom single-family condo, and includes two and a half baths, vaulted ceiling on the first floor, built in 1998, fully updated interior, vinyl siding, asphalt roof shingles and double-pane windows, elevated deck in backyard facing woods, one car garage with opener, full, walk-out basement and attic access for storage, private well water and shared private septic system. Has monthly Condo Association responsibilities. The Homeownership Application deadline is Monday, November 2, 2020. Please note: While we will have other homes opening up in the future, at this time, we are only accepting applications for the Northborough and Holliston homes. 

  1. If you are satisfied that your family meets the criteria to apply given the AMI guidelines and number of bedrooms in the home, please complete the lengthy Homeownership Application. Full applications must be received by November 2nd.

You will note that there is a button for both the Homeownership Application below. 

Once you are have determined you are eligible, and have completed the Homeownership Application, please mail the Application to our office, or make arrangements to drop off by appointment only. Our administrative office is currently closed due to COVID-19. For questions regarding the property, the application, or sweat equity requirements, please email tanya.clark@habitatmwgw.org or leave a message at 508.799.9259 ext. 109.  Applications are available for digital download until Monday, November 2, 2020.  You may also pick up an application at our Worcester ReStore located at 640 Lincoln Street or Ashland ReStore located at 310 Pond Street. See a store associate at a register. Click here for ReStore hours of operation. The office address is Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester, 640 Lincoln Street, Suite 100, Worcester, MA 01605.  If mailing, please add ATT: Tanya Clark.

Now Accepting Pre-Qualification Forms and Homeownership Applications for our 172 Concord Street, Holliston, MA Habitat Home. The home includes 1,556 square feet of living space, is a three-bedroom single-family home, and includes one and a half baths, living room, with full basement and attic for storage, town water supply, and a new private septic system in Holliston, MA. The Homeownership Application deadline is Friday, November 20, 2020. Please note: While we will have other homes opening up in the future, at this time, we are only accepting applications for the Holliston and Northborough homes. 

  1. To help you with the process, we recommend families complete and submit the Homeownership Pre-qualification Form first. This will help in determining whether this property is the right fit for your family's needs, for example, whether it’s meeting AMI guidelines or being sure the property has the appropriate number of bedrooms. Once you are done, please send to tanya.clark@habitatmwgw.org or mail to the address listed below. (Please remember the pre-qualification form is not mandatory and is not an application.)
  2. In the meantime, if you are satisfied that your family meets the criteria to apply given the AMI guidelines and number of bedrooms in the home, please move on to the lengthy Homeownership Application. Full applications must be received by November 20th.  

You will note that there are buttons for both the Pre-Qualification Form, and the Homeownership Application below. 

Once you are have determined you are eligible, and have completed the Homeownership Application, please mail the Application to our office, or make arrangements to drop off by appointment only. Our administrative office is currently closed due to COVID-19. For questions regarding the property, the application, or sweat equity requirements, please email tanya.clark@habitatmwgw.org or leave a message at 508.799.9259 ext. 109.  Applications are available for digital download until Friday, November 20, 2020.  You may also pick up an application at our Worcester ReStore located at 640 Lincoln Street or Ashland ReStore located at 310 Pond Street. See a store associate at a register. Click here for ReStore hours of operation. The office address is Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester, 640 Lincoln Street, Suite 100, Worcester, MA 01605.  If mailing, please add ATT: Tanya Clark.

Are you eligible for a Habitat for Humanity Home?

If all of the items on the list below are true for you, then you will likely qualify for our homeownership opportunities:

  1. You are a documented resident of the United States.
  2. You are a first time homebuyer.
  3. You have a need for affordable housing (i.e. where you are is unsafe, hazardous to your health, too small for your family size, or costs more that 50% of your income).
  4. Your annual income falls between 30 and 60% of the Area Median Income Range for Middlesex County or Worcester County.
  5. You are willing to partner with Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester to become a successful home owner (Examples of partnership include participation in homeownership courses and completion of sweat equity hours on your own home or another Habitat for Humanity project).

• Sophie, Habitat Homeowner in Worcester: Habitat For Humanity changed our quality of life. Every single donation, every single person who made our dream a reality is an angel. My husband served Honorably in the Marine Corps, and what we have gotten in return for his service has been life changing. We are forever grateful. Strangers became saviors. There are no words to express our Thanks. Hopefully the smile on our boys' faces tells you, even if they don't have the words. All of our Best to all of you Angels. Be well, friend."

• Maggie, Habitat Homeowner in Holliston, September 2018: “Having a home gives you a confidence boost, freedom, and strength. It is a cozy place to live and enjoy the things we like, whether it’s a garden with flowers, or healthy herbs.”

Our service area: Ashland, Auburn, Barre, Boylston, Brookfield, Charlton, Douglas, Dudley, East Brookfield, Framingham, Grafton, Holden, Holliston, Hopkinton, Leicester, Marlborough, Millbury, Natick, New Braintree, North Brookfield, Northborough, Northbridge, Oakham, Oxford, Paxton, Rutland, Sherborn, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Southbridge, Spencer, Sturbridge, Sudbury, Sutton, Upton, Uxbridge, Webster, Wayland, West Boylston, West Brookfield, Westborough, and Worcester.

equal-housing-logo The Family Selection Committee uses the criteria to select families in a way that does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, handicap, religion, marital status or because all or part of the applicant’s income is derived from public assistance. 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 is no discrimination in housing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, age, or national origin.

Please complete the following HOMEOWNERSHIP INTEREST FORM to be contacted directly regarding homeownership opportunities. THIS IS NOT AN APPLICATION FOR HOMEOWNERSHIP. Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester staff will contact you via the phone or email address provided with more information on upcoming opportunities.

Once we verify that your family meets all the qualifications listed above, your pre-application will be evaluated based on three main areas:

  1. Need: Current housing is substandard or inadequate (overcrowded, too expensive or unsafe) or family income is insufficient to afford a conventional mortgage.
  2. Ability to Pay: Secure employment, good credit, legal residency, and the ability to afford monthly mortgage payments to Habitat.
  3. Willingness to Partner: Family agrees to work with Habitat and our volunteers for at least 400-500 hours including building Habitat homes, working in our ReStore/office, and homeownership education seminars.

Please note: When fitting family size to homeownership opportunities, families must have at least one person per bedroom but no more than two people per bedroom. Children of the opposite sex cannot occupy the same bedroom.

For more information, contact our family services coordinator, tanya clark, at tanya.clark@habitatmwgw.org or by phone at 508-799-9259 x 109.



Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester complies with the U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We 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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