Housing Program Overview

We want to come alongside you to make the dream of homeownership possible and provide affordable housing repairs.  Take the first step by clicking the appropriate button below "Apply for a Home" or "Apply for Home Repair" and fill out the online interest form.  Once the interest form is received, our Homeowner Services Coach will contact you to discuss your situation and answer your questions.  Please allow at least a week for a response.

HomeownershipWorkshops

Attend one of our Homeowner Workshops to learn more about the application process and get your questions answered.

Schedule an Appointment

Have you filled out an interest form, but still have questions? Schedule an appointment with our Homeowner Services Coach.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about homeownership and repair.

Upcoming Homeownership Workshops

No need to RSVP.  All are welcome!

No Workshops are scheduled at this time.  Please schedule an appointment with our Homeowner Services Coach to get your homeownership or home repair questions answered.

 

Schedule an Appointment

If you have questions that are not answered here and you would like to meet with our Homeowner Services Coach, please follow the appropriate link to schedule a meeting time.  Homeownership  Home Repair

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is AMI?

The Area Median Income (AMI) is the midpoint of a region's income distribution - half of families in a region earn more than the median and half earn less than the median. The AMI will vary depending on the county where the family wants to live.

2. How long does your program take?

It depends on the project, each home build is different.  On average, our process takes 18-20 months.

3. How do you determine who gets a house?

We have an extensive selection process in which we look at a variety of aspects of a homeowner such as need and ability to pay back the loan.

4. How much do your homes cost?

Home costs vary slightly from project to project. We build homes that work within our future homeowner's income level and are safe, decent, and affordable.

 

5. Can I apply if I have bad credit?

Yes.  While we do encourage applicants to work on repairing any bad credit, we recognize that life circumstances can impact credit scores.

 

6. Can I apply if I have a record? 

Yes. While there are limitations to what we can and can not do regarding situations with re-entering citizens, we are open to working with individuals who may have a record.

7. Can I apply if I'm not married?

Yes. We adhere to Fair Housing Laws and the Equal Housing Act.

8. Can I apply if I'm not a Christian?

Yes. While we are a faith-based Christian organization, we adhere to Fair Housing Laws and the Equal Housing Act.

9. How do you determine who gets a home repair?

Home Repair projects are selected based on both the availability of funds for the program as well as the availability of volunteers to help with a particular project.

10. How much do your repairs cost?

Each project will vary.  We put together a full scope of work document that is reviewed with the homeowners before we begin any work.

11. What are the limitations of your home repair projects?

We typically only take on the exterior repairs of a home, but we are able to financially help with interior projects.

12. Do you work on mobile homes?

No. We currently do not work on mobile homes.

If you have any other questions, please call our offices at 616-393-8001, or schedule an appointment with our Homeowner Services Coach by scrolling up.

 
 

12727 Riley Street

Holland, MI 49424

Office Phone (616) 393-8001

Fax (616) 393-0408

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