Interested in becoming a Habitat Homebuyer?

2024 Homeowner Applications are now CLOSED. Thank you for understanding.

Click the link below to learn more about the program and prepare for when applications reopen.

Please note that our application period is based on our construction and fundraising timeline, which are constantly changing. We do not have an estimated date for when applications will reopen at this time.

Watch our Informational Video to learn more about our homeowner program!

Contact Michelle Huber for more information



  • To qualify, a household’s gross income (before taxes) should be between the specified income limits, which are based on HUD guidelines.
  • Current housing must be insufficient due to overcrowding, temporariness, defective and unsafe conditions, or other reasons.
  • Applicants may be paying significantly more than 30% of their gross income for rent.

Willingness to Partner

  • Program Participants must invest volunteer hours, or “sweat equity” with Habitat. Sweat equity can be earned through construction of your home and homes of others, working in the Habitat office and/or helping with special events. Each household must complete a minimum of 250-500 hours (depending on household size) prior to moving in.
  • Program Participants must be willing to participate in a variety of Homeownership Education Classes. These sessions include home maintenance, budgeting, repairs, and other topics. Applicants must also participate in a quarterly review of their financial documents.
  • Future Homeowners must be willing to participate in raising awareness about Habitat through participating in events and telling their story.

Ability to Pay

  • The income stability of applicants will be examined, including credit history and debts. Successful applicants may not have any bankruptcies or foreclosures within the previous 24 months.
  • Other factors affecting an applicant’s ability to pay the low-interest mortgage will also be considered.

For more information, contact Michelle Huber by email at or by phone at 503-687-1413.

McMinnville Area Habitat for Humanity serves families that live or work in the communities of:

  • Amity
  • Carlton
  • Grand Ronde
  • Lafayette
  • McMinnville
  • Sheridan
  • Willamina
  • Yamhill

Here are some other local housing assistance programs if you need immediate housing assistance.

We would like to thank the Housing Authority of Yamhill County for hosting our homeownership education classes.