Who Can Apply

Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region builds safe, decent homes in our community and offers local low income families the ability to own these homes with 0% interest mortgages, no down payment and geared to income monthly payments (25% of gross income).

Who Can Apply?

Habitat for Humanity is open to all Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada from all cultures and traditions who are currently living in Peterborough County.

When we say “families” we are referring to a wide variety of family structures including single parent families, couples, families with children, and families with older relatives living in the same home.

We are open to persons of any faith, or who do not belong to any faith, if they share of goal to end poverty housing.

Building Homes – Building Neighbourhoods
Habitat for Humanity wants to do more than build homes, we also want to build a strong community. That is why we are looking for families who are willing to work with us and with others. We are looking for good neighbours and responsible members of the community.

Cost and Size of Habitat Homes
Habitat for Humanity builds simple, decent homes with some volunteer labour in order to help reduce construction costs, but the final selling price is the appraised fair market value of the home. The Partner Family is also responsible for the payment of property taxes, insurance, maintenance and all costs associated with owning and operating a home.

No Interest Mortgage:
The home is purchased from Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region with no interest mortgages. The mortgages have a number of special terms, such as requiring that the homeowners remain the principal occupants of the home and keeping it in proper repair.

To learn more, click here to download our “Should I apply“ document.

How do I apply?
Potential Partner Families can request an information package from Habitat for Humanity Peterborough & Kawartha Region by contacting the Family Services Manager at (705) 750.1456 or by email at homeapplication@habitatpeterborough.ca or by downloading our Expression of Interest form.