Each January, Eastern Shore of Virginia Habitat For Humanity advertises in local papers and on social media that the application process is open. If the resources allow, the selection committee will select two Habitat families to build for each year.
Applicants are required to attend an introductory meeting. Those that do not attend the meeting, or meet the qualification are no longer considered.
The selection committee is comprised of 3-4 board members who then interview the eligible families in their current living situation. Priority is given to those living in dangerous situations like mold, rodents, lack of proper sanitation and other factors.
Once selected, the prospective homeowners attend financial seminars and begin work on 350 hours of Sweat Equity, which can include working on other homes, as well as their own. They can also volunteer their time working at Habitat events and on special projects.
Completed applications must be submitted and vetted for the following:
•debt history •verification of employment •criminal complaints