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About Wabash County Habitat for Humanity

Wabash County Habitat for Humanity is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty and substandard housing worldwide. We build or renovate simple, decent affordable housing for people in need, who purchase the homes through a no profit mortgage. The homeowners' monthly mortgage payments are recycled into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is used to build more homes.

Application Cycle 

Wabash County Habitat for Humanity Application is open annually September 1st – October 31st. If you are interested in applying this fall, you may call the office for more information and to be added to the list to receive updates and reminders of the application cycle and deadlines. (260) 563-9188

Partner Homeowners

A partner homeowner is selected based on three criteria: Need, Willingness to Partner, and Ability to Pay. Need is based on calculations of a family’s rent expense to total income and current living conditions (whether they are unsafe or overcrowded). Ability to pay is based on the partner family’s job history and demonstrated ability to manage one’s financial resources. Willingness to Partner is also known as sweat equity. Sweat equity refers to the actual hands-on involvement of partner homeowners in the construction of their own Habitat homes, as well as participation in other Habitat and community activities. Sweat equity is a Partner Homeowner’s physical and emotional investment in the mission of Habitat.

Habitat for Humanity requires sweat equity for several reasons. Sweat equity provides meaningful interaction between Partner Homeowners, Habitat staff, Habitat volunteers and donors, and the community. It builds pride in homeownership; by investing sweat equity hours in their home, it helps families transition to home ownership. It also helps develop skills and knowledge about homeownership. Partner homeowners gain a real understanding of the construction of their home and the maintenance issues they may face after occupancy.

Wabash County Habitat for Humanity has been incorporated with Habitat for Humanity International since 1992. During that time, Habitat has worked with volunteers, donors, churches, business and local government throughout Wabash County to build 22 affordable homes located in Lafontaine, North Manchester, Roann, Servia and Wabash. The Habitat office is located at 375 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992. If you would like more information about Habitat for Humanity or to support Habitat’s work as a volunteer or donor contact Becky Arnett at (260) 563-9188 or becky@wabashhabitat.org. You can also keep up to date with Habitat through Facebook.

About Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority

IHCDA, chaired by Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, provides housing opportunities, promotes self-sufficiency and strengthens communities in order to build an Indiana with a sustainable quality of life for all Hoosiers in the community of their choice. For more information, visit www.ihcda.in.gov or www.in.gov/myihcda.







375 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992| Phone Number (260) 563-9188

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