There are no requirements for program participation - all Michigan residents are welcome to engage in the financial and housing education programs we offer. These programs and services include:
- Financial Management and Budget Individual Counseling and Group Education
- Pre-Purchase Home Buyer Group Education and Individual Counseling
- Post-Purchase Services including Default Avoidance, Home Improvement, and Non-Delinquent Services
- Fair Housing, Predatory Lending Avoidance, Rental Housing and Homelessness Services, Referrals, and Information
- Connections with local lenders and Habitat for Humanity offices for consumers who wish to pursue homeownership opportunities
Reaching Financial Goals
A family of four was referred from a bank partner to Habitat Michigan’s housing counseling program in January of 2017, with no credit scores and no positive credit. Habitat Michigan’s financial coach discussed their budget, and the family was motivated to keep close track of their spending and had a goal to save for down payment on a home. In partnership with the referring bank, Habitat Michigan designed, and the bank developed, a credit rebuilder loan. Under the umbrella of this partnership, the family was granted a small loan. After six months of consistent loan payments, the family earned reportable credit scores all above 640!
The mom was so excited by their hard work, she cried and said through happy tears that she never thought they could one day be homeowners. They have since been referred back to their local Habitat affiliate to apply for a home. Habitat Michigan will continue to walk with this family as they move through the mortgage process. A dream the family once thought was unattainable has now become reality.
The Fine Print
Habitat for Humanity of Michigan believes...
...that everyone should have a decent, affordable place to live. All are welcome to participate regardless of race, color, religion or creed, gender, national origin or ancestry, disability, familial status, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. Habitat welcomes people from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing.
Habitat for Humanity of Michigan does not proselytize, meaning we do not express or imply that a condition for assistance is that people must adhere to a particular faith, convert to a particular faith, or listen to messaging about converting to a particular faith.
Everyone is welcome to engage with Habitat for Humanity of Michigan's Housing Counseling and Financial Education programs and services.