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How To Apply
Watauga Habitat’s 4 Step Application Process
1. Submit an initial application
The first step to becoming a Habitat partner family is to complete and submit an application. After submission, staff will pull civil/criminal records and obtain your credit report. This step takes about 1 month. During this process, we encourage all applicant families to fulfill 10 hours of sweat equity per adult living in the home to show their willingness to partner.
You can pick up an application at our office or download here (para una aplicacion en español, clik aquí).
Watauga Habitat Offices, 2447 Old 421 South, Boone, NC
2. Formal application interview
Staff will request references and documentation from you (e.g., tax returns, pay stubs, bank statements) for review. You will then be invited for a one-hour, in-office interview. This step takes about 1 to 2 months.
3. Home interview
Habitat representatives will visit your home to meet your family, tour your current residence, and review your family budget. This step takes about 1 month.
4. Board of Directors’ approval
Upon a recommendation for approval by the Family Section committee, your application will be presented to Watauga Habitat’s Board of Directors for final approval. This step takes about 1.5 months.
Approved families will then move on to complete 250 hours of sweat equity per adult living in the home on their own home or the home of a fellow Habitat partner family. Construction times vary on each home, but closing and move in is generally within a year of a family’s approval. As the house nears completion, we’ll celebrate with a dedication for the sponsors, volunteers, and the family.