Eligibility Criteria & Application Process Home Ownership
The Habitat for Humanity application process is currently open until further notice.
Habitat for Humanity, Wind River Country (HFHWRC) works diligently to construct high energy-efficient, low-income homes in Fremont County. The average home takes about 15 months to build. The last home built was a three-bedroom, one and one-half bath and cost just over $123,000. The two most important factors affecting the production schedule are the availability of funds and scheduling with contractors in the last 60 days of the build process. Mortgage payments usually average $550-$650 per month (based on the last five years of construction) but are subject to change depending on the cost of materials, supplies, and contracted labor.
The Family Selection Committee (FSC) is responsible for determining the family most suited to receive a new home. Some of the factors considered by the FSC in determining the recipient family are:
Some of the factors considered by the FSC when selecting a recipient family include, but are not limited to:
Habitat suggests that potential applicants review a copy of their credit report. If there are issues or mistakes contained within the report, they should be addressed now. Waiting until the selection process has started will be too late.
Partner families are selected on the following criteria:
The Ability to Afford a Home
A Willingness to help Habitat Build and Grow
How to Apply
The local affiliate will announce when the application process opens via our website (windriverhabitat.org), our two Facebook pages, radio, and newspapers. Interested families are encouraged to pick up applications from the Habitat ReStore at 305 E. Main in Riverton.
Applicants must submit all required paperwork by the deadline. No late applications are accepted. Applicants are required to pay $45.00 for each adult (18 and over) living in the home for background and credit checks (we will let you know when this is due).
Homeowner Application Forms
If you are interested in applying for a Habitat home, you may print the following documents. Please complete each document then return them to the ReStore in Riverton or mail them to P.O. Box 1543 Riverton, WY 82501. Make sure your application includes your full name, physical address, mailing address (if different), and phone number. If you pass this pre-qualification phase, we will contact you for further information.