Habitat builds sustainable and affordable homes in partnership with working families. Habitat homes are not given away — they are sold with zero interest mortgages. We offer a hand up, not a hand out, by providing a once in a lifetime opportunity to build a long-term investment for the future.
Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North, believes that families stand to benefit most from our program, therefore successful applicants must have full custody, of at least of one child, under the age of 18. The custodial parent does not have to be the biological parent e.g. grandparent or another relative.
There has to be a need for adequate shelter. Things to consider: current cost of housing, housing issues that can affect the health of the family and number, gender and age of people currently sharing a room.
Willingness to Partner
There must be a willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North. You must be willing to do 500 hours Sweat Equity. Sweat Equity is the hours of volunteer labour you put into working for our Organization.
Ability to Pay
Successful candidates must have a regular income that is not Employment Insurance, Income Assistance or any other “stop-gap” measures.
Successful candidates must meet low-income levels as laid out in BC Housing 2015 Housing Income Limits (HILs) for their Planning Area based on BC Housing Occupancy standards. Below we’ve listed these income levels, as a guideline, for Campbell River and the Comox Valley.
YEAR 2017 GUIDELINES
Income Level: $26,000 – $60,500
Income Level: $23,500 – $55,000
If you meet the basic selection criteria that is outlined here, then we want to talk with you about a partnership. Download and fill out the application, then send it in. If you have any questions, contact Karen Bezaire, family services coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download Application [PDF]