P. O. Box 754 — Marion, IL 62959 — 618-997-3134

Application Instructions


At this point, it is assumed you have an application form either having printed one on-line or received one by request. 

It should be pointed out that the information you provide is kept confidential and only the Chairperson of the Family Selection Committee and committee members have access to your application.

It is essential that the form be fully completed. There may be questions that do not pertain to you and of course those questions may be left blank. 

If you are a married person, or if there is a Co-applicant whose name will appear on the

deed to the house with you, then that person must provide all information requested under the Co-applicant section.  If there are any others in the household with income, this information is reported under section 7.

You may ignore section 8 as Habitat does not require a down payment or closing costs.

For a complete application the following information is needed:

  1. A letter from your landlord verifying your address, how long you have lived at the address, and the amount of monthly rent.
  2. If employed, a letter from your employer verifying length of employment and income.
  3. If employed, a copy of a recent check stub from your employer.
  4. If you are receiving public assistance, disability, food stamps, social security, and/or alimony or child support, you need to include a letter of verification.

Along with your application form, it is also necessary that you provide a Credit Report from any one of the major Credit Reporting Services, namely; Experian, Equifax, or TransUnion. 

(If there is a Co-applicant, as referred to above, who is not the spouse of the Applicant, then a credit report is required of that person as well.)

You are entitled by law to receive one FREE credit report every twelve months. Request for a credit report may be made in any of the following ways:

  1. If you have access to a computer, you may go to the following website and by providing information requested view and print your personal report in a matter of minutes.  https://www.annualcreditreport.com/cra/index.jsp
  2. You may order your credit report by phone by calling 1-877-322-8228.
  3. You may request your report by mail by sending your request to:

Annual Credit Report Request Service

P.O. Box 105281

Atlanta, GA  30348-5281

Ordering a report by phone or mail, may take 2 to 3 weeks.

When you have your application completed, mail it along with your credit report and any

other requested documents to Habitat for Humanity at the address shown at the top of these instructions.  Please mark Attn: (Name of current chairperson of Selection Committee).

Should you have any problems or questions completing the required information, you may call (Phone No. of chairperson of Selection Committee) in Marion for assistance.

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