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Habitat for Humanity Tiny Home Application Extended

November 20, 2021, 11:00 AM HST
* Updated November 20, 10:09 AM
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Habitat for Humanity Hawaiʻi Island has extended the application for its tiny home offering to the end of the year.

Applications must be in by Friday, Dec. 31. To qualify for the home, the applicant must be a Hawaiʻi Island resident in need of permanent housing.

The tiny home is for no more than two people. Habitat officials say applicants must have a stable income and a reasonable credit history, with no outstanding judgments. Additionally, the applicant must have adequate income to cover taxes, utilities, insurance and maintenance expenses as well as the mortgage payment.

Applicants must have a gross earning between 30-80% of current U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) median income:

  • Household of one: $18,000-$47,950
  • Household of two: $20,600-$54,800

Habitat will request verification of financial information in the next phase of the application process and will take into consideration income for everyone in the household.​

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Applicants must have land or agree to live on a lot in Ocean View currently owned by Habitat. 
Partnership includes completing approved pre- and post-sweat equity hours of at least 250 hours.

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Applicants must be willing to pay 0% interest on a 30-year mortgage (estimated at $85,000 to $125,000 depending on infrastructure cost).

To apply, contact Habitat of Humanityʻs Family Services Manager Jane Mireles at 808-331-8010 ext 110 or send an email to [email protected]. Inquiries can also be sent to Family Services Coordinator Adrienne Eisele at 808-217-9542 or at [email protected].

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