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Rewarding and Successful Work


As active participants in building a better future for themselves and their families, qualified Habitat homebuyers are not only in search of a better environment, they are eager to put in the necessary work to see their dreams of homeownership become a reality.


Every Hand Makes a Difference


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Establishing Stability

Giving a hand up isn’t just good for our partner families but for our neighborhoods and communities. Our partner families are required to take workshops relating to budgeting, home maintenance and upkeep and are expected to stay involved with Habitat throughout their mortgage years. We don’t take the term “partner” lightly.


Building Self-Reliance

Habitat for Humanity Magic Valley offers potential homebuyers access to an affordable mortgage tailored to those whose living at or below 60% of the area median income. This allows the buyers to build their assets while also cycling funds to their family and partner communities for generations.


Encouraging Strength

Partner families are required to complete a minimum of 300 – 500 hours of “sweat-equity”. The hours are earned by helping to build the house they will purchase and live in, as well as the houses of other people who are participating in our program.
Habitat families are sold their home with a zero interest note and pay a 25-30 year mortgage at an affordable monthly payment.



Are You a Good Fit to Become a Habitat Partner Family?


Are you willing to put in 300-500 hours of sweat equity in your home or in service to others? If you are unable to physically contribute, do you have a close network of family and friends who can help?

Are you couch surfing or living in housing that isn’t safe or adequate for your needs? Have you or your spouse worked at the same job for at least a year?

Is your household income between 30% and 60% of the Adjusted Median Income in the county you live in?



Want to Partner?

Our applications for the 2018-2019 year are closed.


  • Application Meeting

    Please bring all of the necessary paperwork and forms to the meeting.
    Meeting dates to be announced.

  • Family Selection Process

    Qualified families’ documents will be reviewed and visited by the Family Selection Committee. Partners will be selected on greatest need, ability to pay, and willingness to partner.

  • Build Your Home

    Once you are approved to become a partner family, we require you to volunteer on an ongoing monthly basis and put sweat equity hours in as your down payment.


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    • Myth

      Habitat for Humanity gives houses away to poor people.

    • Truth

      Habitat for Humanity offers a homeownership opportunity to families living between 30 - 60% of the area median income, who are generally unable to obtain conventional house financing. In addition to purchasing their home and paying an affordable mortgage, partner homeowners contribute 300 - 500 hours of "sweat equity" on the construction of their home or another Habitat home. Our partner families are also required to take educational courses to help them succeed at owning a home.

    • Myth

      Habitat houses allow people to move from poverty to fancy new houses.

    • Truth

      Any newly built house is going to be a dramatic change for a family who has been living in a shack, hut or run-down apartment. But Habitat houses are not extravagant by any standard. Our philosophy is to build or renovate, simple, decent houses.

    • Myth

      Poverty housing is such a large problem that it can never be solved.

    • Truth

      Poverty housing is a huge issue. But Habitat believes that by continuing to build houses with people in need, by working with other committed groups, and by putting the issue of poverty housing on the hearts and minds of compassionate people everywhere, the problem can be solved.

    • Myth

      Poverty housing is such a large problem that it can never be solved.

    • Truth

      Poverty housing is a huge issue. But Habitat believes that by continuing to build houses with people in need, by working with other committed groups, and by putting the issue of poverty housing on the hearts and minds of compassionate people everywhere, the problem can be solved.



“This opportunity will be a great way to show my kids what hard work and dedication can accomplish. It will show them that things are earned and not just handed out. My family of five kids ages 2-years-old to 12-years-old lived in a small two bedroom trailer in poor condition. Being able to give our time to help someone else fix their house has helped me and my kids grow as a family and we have grown to love others along the way as our family too. Thanks to everyone who is making it happen for us. A dream come true.”

Vanessa Hernandez

“Habitat for Humanity has been a hopeful dream come true. Habitat has made such a positive impact on our lives, with teaching us so many different skills we will all be able to use in our near future. This has been a life-changer and a blessing.”

McClaflin Family


Our Vision


A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Our Mission


Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

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Strength


A Habitat home is a strong foundation for a family, an opportunity on which they can build a better life. Strong and stable homes help build strong and stable communities.

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Stability


A Habitat home is a stabilizing force for a family. Better, affordable living conditions lead to improved health, stronger childhood development and the ability – and financial flexibility – to make forward- looking choices.

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Self-Reliance


Through shelter, we empower. A decent place to live and an affordable mortgage help homeowners save more, invest in education, pursue opportunity and have more financial stability.

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Shelter


A decent and affordable place to call home allows a way for everyone to have a safe place to live. Home is the place our stories start. Help us to create a lasting, sustainable change in our community.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with us using this form.