By Tim Kowols
With strong support from the community in a variety of different ways, Door County Habitat for Humanity’s main struggle is finding the perfect family for the homes they build. Since partner families actually buy the home from the organization, a number of different financial considerations are made before the board picks one. Often times, families have to be turned away because they do not have an ability to pay the mortgage or they are actually doing too well financially to qualify. It is a tough conversation to have, but Door County Habitat for Humanity Executive Director David Van Dyke says there are a number of reasons why they have to deny a family a home and refer them to financial counseling.
Door County Habitat for Humanity continues to accept applications for its upcoming builds, which will break ground on its 41st home shortly after a partner family is chosen.