Throughout the United States, more than 18 million households pay half or more of their income on housing. Now, with millions of people working together to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by staying home, decent and affordable housing is more critical than ever. Thousand Islands Area Habitat for Humanity is partnering with Habitat for Humanity International’s Cost of Home campaign, which focuses on improving housing affordability across the housing continuum in four specific policy areas: increasing supply and preservation of affordable homes, equitably increasing access to credit, optimizing land use for affordable homes, and ensuring access to and development of communities of opportunity.
Although we are living in challenging and uncertain times, Thousand Islands Area Habitat for Humanity is pushing forward with this critical work through our Home Ownership Program. Thousand Islands Area Habitat for Humanity is seeking applications for the home ownership program. Applications can be downloaded at www.tiahabitat.org/apply and submitted to the organization by appointment or by mail at 938 Water St. Watertown, NY 13601. TIA Habitat for Humanity serves Jefferson and Lewis County first time home buyers under 60% of the HUD area median income. Prospective home buyers are evaluated on need, ability to pay, and willingness to partner. Habitat home buyers partner with Habitat to build or rehabilitate the home and pay an affordable mortgage. See www.tiahabitat.org/apply for details on program requirements.
About Thousand Islands Area Habitat for Humanity
Thousand Islands Area Habitat for Humanity (“Habitat”) is driven by the belief that everyone deserves a decent, affordable place to live. Habitat offers families in need the opportunity to work with us to build their home as a means of a “hand up, not a hand out”. Since Thousand Islands Area Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1994, we have worked to fulfill this mission by helping dozens of families between Jefferson and Lewis Counties achieve the goal of home ownership.
TIA Habitat is an Equal Housing Opportunity partner and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familiar status or national origin. TIA Habitat for Humanity is not a mortgage lender and this is not an offer for mortgage financing.