Application process

Because applying for a Habitat homes takes a lot of time and resources, we do not open applications until we have a home a sell. Sign up below to be notified when we have opened applications. You can also learn more about where we build here. Learn more about our program requirements here.

We have also compiled a guide to local homeownership resources.

Updated October 2019

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The application process

During an open application period, you may submit a completed application (which includes attending an information session) to Habitat, which we will then review to see if you meet our program requirements. We strongly encourage prospective applicants to attend an information session or Homebuyer 101 (provided through other community agencies) before applying to learn if homeownership and our program is right for you.

Applicants who meet our program requirements will then apply for a mortgage loan with one of our local banking partners. All Habitat homebuyers go through rigorous screening including credit and background checks, employment verification and landlord references. Once approved for a mortgage, you will sign a partnership agreement with Habitat and begin your journey to homeownership.


The homeownership process

After you sign your partnership agreement, we will provide you with a comprehensive homebuyer handbook that describes every step of the process. In general, it takes about 8-12 months from the time you sign your partnership agreement to when you purchase the home and receive your keys. We will help you navigate the journey to homeownership, including the signing of the real estate contract, completing your mortgage loan application, establishing a savings account, completing your sweat equity requirement, completing homebuyer education coursework, applying for down payment assistance, purchasing homeowner's insurance and preparing to purchase your home. 

For more information, please contact us at or (518) 462-2993.

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Habitat for Humanity follows a nondiscriminatory policy of family selection. We are pledged to the letter and spirit of the U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.