The application cycle for Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity’s (Habitat) affordable homeownership program is open until October 31. To request an application packet, contact the Habitat office, 1126 Gull Road, Kalamazoo, 269-344-2443, ext. 211.

Qualified applicants must need better housing, be able to repay the affordable mortgage loan Habitat provides, and be willing to partner with Habitat to complete the program requirements. Applicants also must meet income guidelines determined annually by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. More detailed information can be viewed at habitatkalamazoo.org. Application packets can be requested by contacting the Habitat office, 1126 Gull Road, Kalamazoo, 269-344-2443, ext. 211.

Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity builds 4-5 decent, affordable homes each year in partnership with qualified future homeowners. Habitat builds and rehabilitates homes in locations where future homeowners, volunteers, affordable lots and/or rehab-able homes, and funding are available. Habitat sells its homes without profit and provides an affordable mortgage.

Habitat is also accepting applications for its home repair program. This program helps low income homeowners repair and maintain their homes. Habitat offers a range of repairs and affordable repair loans to residents of Kalamazoo County, the cities of Otsego, Plainwell, and Otsego and Gun Plain townships.

Habitat offers repairs in three categories: critical home repairs, weatherization, and A Brush with Kindness®. A Brush with Kindness® is an exterior home repair program that includes ramp building, porch repair/replacement, and other minor exterior repairs. Habitat does not provide emergency repairs and cannot assist residents of trailer homes, tenants, landlords, or those purchasing homes on land contracts.

Qualified applicants must need better housing, be able to repay the affordable loan Habitat provides, and be willing to partner with Habitat to complete the program requirements. Applicants also must meet income guidelines determined annually by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. More detailed information can be viewed at habitatkalamazoo.org. To request an application, contact the Habitat office, 1126 Gull Road, Kalamazoo, 269-344-2443, ext. 211.

Habitat welcomes the participation of all people, and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic or religious background, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or familial status, weight, disability, veteran status, or any other class protected by law in accordance with all federal and state laws.