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The Application Process

1. Complete an application and return it to our offices. Applications can be picked up at our main office located at 2630 US 23 South in Alpena, MI,

2. After your application is submitted, staff will do an initial review of your Need, Ability to Pay, and Willingness to Partner with Habitat. Your credit report, criminal background check and sex offender registry checks will be completed.

3. Your file will be reviewed by the Family Selection Committee. If the Family Selection Committee determines that Habitat for Humanity Northeast Michigan may be able to help you, a home visit will be arranged. The home visit consists of a tour of your current home and an interview of your family by two members of the Family Selection Committee. The purpose of the home visit is to discuss the Habitat housing program in further detail and gain further information on your family’s current living conditions. All heads of the household must participate and the entire family should be present.

4. After your home visit, your application and home visit report will be reviewed by the entire Family Selection Committee. If the Family Selection Committee agrees to nominate you to be a Habitat Partner Family, they will forward your file to the Board of Directors for final review and approval.

Your information will be kept confidential and secure. If your file is approved by the Board of Directors, you will be contacted to set a date for an Acceptance Meeting. If the committee does not approve your application, you will be notified in writing with the reason for denial. 

If you have questions regarding the application, please call our office at (989) 354-5555 for assistance.

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