Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity opens applications for homeownership –


Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity is now accepting applications for a new house it plans to build in Bend.

Applicants must demonstrate a need for affordable housing, and once selected, must work with the organization throughout the process by helping build their own home or someone else’s.

The home, at SE Wilson Avenue and SE 15th Street, will include two bedrooms, two bathrooms and is available to middle-income households.

The city of Bend’s Middle-income Housing Pilot Program provided funding for the project.

Eligible applicants must have a gross income between $85,000 and $115,000, depending on how large the household is.

The home will be built to be accessible by using universal design principles. It will be designed by Hiatus Homes and built by Cascade Precision Homes.

Habitat for Humanity has a homeownership program, in which families volunteer and participate in financial education and homeowner preparation classes. Once all those requirements are complete, buyers can purchase their home with a 30-year mortgage. Monthly mortgage payments are set at an affordable level of less than 33% of gross monthly income.

Applications are due Feb. 2 at 5 p.m.