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Applications are currently closed 

How to qualify for a Habitat home:

Habitat homeowners must be active participants in building a better home and future for themselves and their families. Every Habitat home is an investment. For us, it is one answer to a critical need, and we believe that stronger homes will create stronger communities.

  • Prospective Habitat homeowners must demonstrate a need for safe, affordable housing. Need will vary from community to community.

  • Once selected, Habitat homeowners must partner with us throughout the process. This partnership includes performing “sweat equity,” or helping to build their own home or the homes of others in our homeownership program. Sweat equity can also include taking homeownership classes or performing volunteer work in a Habitat ReStore.

  • Homeowners must also be able and willing to pay an affordable mortgage. Mortgage payments are cycled back into the community to help build additional Habitat houses.

 

Can anyone apply to be a Habitat homeowner?

Yes. Habitat follows a nondiscriminatory policy of homebuyer selection. Neither race nor religion is a factor.

 

How do you apply for a Habitat house? What is the Habitat for Humanity home application process?

Our Application Process is as follows. Please note, we are currently not accepting new applications at this time. 
  • Step 1
       Once the application process has been opened we ask that you submit your name and contact number to contact@habitatdwm.org.
  • Step 2

    We will call each applicant to discuss the process in depth and mail the application for you to fill out. You will need to complete the items in the application such as: Credit Report, Background Check, Drug Screening, Rental History & letter of recommendation from current landlord, Income Verification and other items. We will give you the date these must be submitted.​

  • Step 3

    Our selection committee will review all applications make a decision based on who qualifies and has the highest need. They will then present this information to the board of directors for approval. All staff members recuse themselves from making homeowner selections.

  • Step 4

    You will be notified by mail of the selection committee's decision no later than 30 days after the board of directors approval. In the event that you are denied, you can request more information from the selection committee via mail. Staff will not have access to why a potential applicant was denied. If you are not selected, you may apply again during the next selection cycle. There is no limit to the number of times you may apply.

  • Step 5

    If selected, we schedule for you to come in and sign a partnership agreement that details our expectations and the process. This is a time for you to ask any questions and voice concerns. We are here to help make this a good experience and we want to help in any way we can.