Habitat for Humanity Wyoming Valley
Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity
Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that builds simple, decent homes to sell to families in need. We use volunteer labor and charitable gifts to ensure our homes are affordable to low income families in Wyoming Valley. Families who purchase Habitat homes invest at least 300 hours of sweat equity volunteer labor. Ideally, they work on their own homes by building walls, painting, installing windows or other work related to their skill levels. Many community members also volunteer their time. Some are skilled professionals, many are not. By keeping labor costs down, Habitat is able to keep selling costs low.
303 Market Street
Kingston, PA 18704
Eligibility: Need for adequate housing that cannot be obtained through conventional means. Ability to pay a mortgage, taxes, and insurance, in addition to basic living expenses and regular home-maintenance expenses. Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity does not give away houses. We sell houses to partners through no-interest mortgages. Willingness and ability of the applicant (and co-applicant, if applicable) to partner with WVHFH and invest volunteer work hours equal to 200 hours for the applicant and an additional 100 hours for the co-applicant or household member of 18 years or older. If you have lived in Wyoming Valley for at least one year, and meet our income guidelines, we look forward to the opportunity to review your application.
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (570) 820-8002 Main
  • (570) 714-1323 Fax
Email Address: info@wv-hfh.org
Intake Requirements: Our family selection committee considers applicants level of need, their willingness to become partners in the Habitat program and their ability to repay the no-interest loan. We follow a nondiscriminatory policy of family selection. Neither race nor religion is a factor in choosing Habitat homeowner families.
Intake Procedure: The partnership/homeownership selection process starts with the submission of an application. Our Family Selection committee reviews the information and credit history of each applicant and makes a determination. Please note that this process can take a few months.
Fee Amounts: No-interest mortgage and 300 hours of sweat equity
Service Contact: Rachelle Renken, Office Administrator, 570-820-8002, info@wv-hfh.org
Services:
  • Homebuyer/Home Purchase Counseling
  • Sweat Equity Programs
  • Volunteer Opportunities
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Habitat for Humanity Wyoming Valley
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