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Criteria & Applying

Our goal is to empower those with a housing need to become financially stable and prepare them to be successful homeowners.

  • To receive more information on our application process and to be notified of the next meeting dates, please give us your name, mailing address, and phone number by email at programservices@hocohabitat.org or call the office at 478-328-3388.
Upcoming Application Period

Opening Date: February 20, 2018
Closing Date: March 16, 2018

Houston County Habitat for Humanity will accept applications for home ownership during the above dates. Applications are available at the office (955 Watson Blvd), by email request to programservices@hocohabitat.org or by download (as PDF) from this site. Please carefully review the basic requirements for application to include residency in Houston County for one year and the minimum and maximum incomes allowed. Applications will not be accepted after March 16. The selection announcement is anticipated in mid-April.

It is highly recommended applicants attend an orientation session to learn more about home ownership with Habitat for Humanity and the application process. The orientation sessions are in the classroom of the Habitat office, 955 Watson Boulevard.

SPACE IS LIMITED SO YOU MUST CALL TO MAKE A RESERVATION. 478-328-3388

Orientation Sessions

  • Monday, February 19, 5:00 pm
  • Monday, February 26, 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, February 27, 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 10, 10 am

Before you apply, you can prepare by:

  • Meeting with a housing and credit counselor.
  • Attending budgeting classes. These help applicants establish healthy money management skills and improve their monthly spending and saving habits.
  • Attending a First Time Home Buyer Class

Completed applications are reviewed by the Homeowner Selection Committee and approved by our Board of Directors. Members of both are volunteers from throughout the community and all walks of life.

Downloads

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