Family Selection

The application process for our next Partner Family for our home to be built in 2021 has closed.  

We are not entertaining any applicants this fall.  We will open the application process again in the fall of 2022.

Also please note that due to Covid-19 and any other factors beyond our control, even if you are the Family selected for the 2021 build, there is no guarantee that your build will occur.

The selection of our Family Partners is based on several criteria including need, ability to pay, and willingness to partner.  Additionally, applicants must be residents of Portage County, WI.

These are just basic guidelines and example. The actual criteria are much more in depth.

Need: Examples of need criteria are:

Ability to Pay: Examples of ability to pay include:

  • Monthly income level at least at established minimum,
  • Debt must not be excessive,
  • Consistent payment history.

Willingness to Partner: Examples of willingness to partner are:

  • Agreement to complete sweat equity requirement ,
  • Agreement to attend homeowner workshops,
  • Agreement to stay in communication with the Family Nurturing volunteers.
  • Agreement to assist in promoting the Habitat mission and ministry.

If you any questions about the application process please  contact us and one of our volunteers will reach out to you.


In case you would like to see what the application packet looks like, here is last year’s application.  Just to reiterate, we are not accepting applications at the time.

2021 Application

Equal Housing (PDF)

Central Wisconsin Habitat for Humanity will not discriminate against any person in the sale, rental, advertising or financing of housing, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin; nor will Central Wisconsin Habitat for Humanity discriminate against any applicant, with respect to any aspect of a credit transaction, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex or marital status, age (provided the applicant is old enough to enter into a contract), source of income (such as public assistance) or because the applicant has in good faith exercised any right under the federal consumer credit laws.