Own a Home

Habitat for Humanity believes that building a home does more than put a roof over someone’s head.

In clean, decent, affordable housing:

  • Parents can provide stability for their children
  • A family’s sense of dignity and pride grows
  • Health, physical safety, and security improve dramatically
  • Educational and job prospects increase

Housing has the power to transform communities by:

  • Attracting economic investment and development
  • Contributing to thriving schools and community organizations
  • Building social stability and security through safe homes and neighborhoods

Potential Habitat homeowners have to meet certain criteria, including the willingness to start a partnership with us.

Here’s how you can get started toward the dream of homeownership.


Many of our homeowners are referred to Habitat by the Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority. The LDCHA has a ‘Homeownership Support Services Program,’ which is in place to encourage tenants to pursue homeownership and give them the support and education in how to accomplish this goal. The program includes a “matching-grant.” The grant will match up to $3,000 of a tenants savings that can go towards the down payment on a home.

Learn more about the program here.