Habitat is Your Partner for Safe, Affordable Housing

PORTLAND, OREGON (07/26/2019)-Minh Nguyen and her daughters, Nhu Ngan ‘Kiki’, 11, and Nhu-Y ‘Candy’, 7, in front of their future Habitat home. “It’s awesome, I really love this house.”, says, Minh. “It’s a place where we can stay forever, we won’t have to move again. My kids will be more comfortable and stable. They can focus on their school work and they won’t have to change schools again. I’m so proud of this house.”  ©Habitat for Humanity International/Jason Asteros

Since 1990, Habitat for Humanity of Wausau has been helping area low-income individuals and families achieve their dreams of homeownership. Habitat assists income qualified applicants who are currently living in substandard or inadequate housing conditions and are willing to partner with us on the construction of a new home. We are proud to announce that we are currently constructing our 71st home in our community!

Through our Homeownership Program, Habitat for Humanity of Wausau provides an affordable, non-profit mortgage for a safe, decent, and affordable home to our partner families. Monthly mortgage payments include principal on the loan, homeowner’s insurance, and property taxes. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, reside in the greater Wausau area for at least one year, and meet criminal background check requirements.

Each year, Habitat opens an application period for our Homeownership Program. The 2023 application period will take place February 1 to March 24, 2023.

Program Qualifications

Need for Housing

Based on current housing conditions there must be a demonstrated need for improved housing. Applicants must be United States Citizens or Permanent Resident and should be residents of the greater Wausau area for at least one (1) year.

Ability to Pay

Homeownership Program families will be purchasing a habitat home, the must have the ability to pay 30 year, interest free mortgage. Eligible income limits are between $30,700 – $69,420 based on family size.

Willingness to Partner

Families must be willing to work in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Wausau and complete 300 hours of sweat equity by attending classes, workshops, attending events, volunteering at the Habitat Store and helping with home construction.

How to Apply

Our application deadline is now closed but will re-open in early 2024. To be notified when our application process opens, please email: office@habitatwausau.org


Attend meeting to receive valuable information, required application forms, and formal instructions on applying.   

Complete and return application to Habitat for Humanity of Wausau no later than March 24, 2023

Our application period is currently closed.

For more information or any questions
Email us at: office@habitatwausau.org

Call us at: 715-848-5042

Supporting Documents

Equal Housing Opportunity

The Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) is federal civil rights law that prevents lenders from discriminating against credit applicants based on factors unrelated to their ability to repay. Specifically, ECOA protects consumers from lending discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, public assistance, or the exercise of any rights under the Consumer Credit Protection Act.