Habitat for Humanity is for people who need a better place to live and are willing and able to take on the responsibility of homeownership. Habitat is a hand up, not a hand out.
Homeowner applications are reviewed by the Family Selection committee, and the selection criteria does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, handicap, religion, national origin, family status or marital status, or because all or part of income is derived from any public assistance program.
Three things are required to own a Habitat for Humanity home:
Still need answers? Check out our frequently asked questions for potential homeowners.
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.