Become a Habitat for Humanity Homeowner

Spring 2019 build promo.mp4


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the underhill family - 2021

My name is Kaycee Underhill. I'm a single mom to two boys: Kayson who is 7, and Maverick who is 3. I'm a cosmetologist here in Fergus Falls MN at Great Clips and have worked there since 2019. I will be owning the 2021 Habitat Home being built in Fergus Falls.

I recently found out about Habitat for Humanity so I’m fairly new to it all and so far it's great! I love the fact that they help families and give them the chance to own their own home. It has been one of my goals for sometime now, and because of them I have a place to raise my boys and to call home. I like how I get to help build my own home. I have gotten to pick out my front door, the siding colors above my garage, my counter top, my flooring and a few other things. When I have people over I’ll be able to tell them I helped build this house and got to make a lot of it how I want.

Thank you for everyone involved with Fergus Falls Area Habitat for Humanity!

The kampa family - 2021

My name is Sarah Kampa and I am the proud mother of Josephine (4) and Zoey (2) who I adopted in 2018 and 2019.

I have worked for the Fergus Falls school district as a Truancy Interventionist and as the American Indian Home and School Liaison for the past six years.

I am grateful that my daughters and I have the opportunity to own a Habitat for Humanity home!! It gives us a place to call our own and takes away future housing concerns. This will be our home! A place for the girls to grow up! For this, I will always be grateful!! We plan to pay it forward by helping out with future homes that Habitat for Humanity builds.

Habitat ad - Megan.mp4
Megan - long form.mp4

Butenas family story

Hear Megan and Frank Butenas, 2018 Habitat Family, tell their inspiring Habitat story.

They are joined by Megan's parent's Rudy and Adelle.

Congratulations Megan!

Habitat Homeownership Program Presentation.ppt

What are the requirements for partnering with Habitat for Humanity, to become a homeowner?

There are three criteria for qualifying:

    • Demonstrate a need

      • Does your current home have health, safety, or affordability issues?

      • Do you have fewer bedrooms than necessary for the size of your family?

    • Ability to pay

      • Are you free of any collections, delinquencies, or bankruptcies?

      • Are you unable to get a traditional loan to purchase a home?

      • Does your income fall within 30-60% of the Otter Tail County median family income for your family size? See the chart below.

    • Willingness to partner

      • Are you willing to contribute 100 hours of “sweat equity” per adult in the household?

      • Are you willing to participate in education and training programs?