Selection Criteria for Homebuyer Families
Habitat for Humanity is a housing ministry financed through private donations and building with volunteer labor. Our purpose is to build homes with families and sell the houses at no profit and no interest to families who could not otherwise afford a home.
Although Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit program, families are still expected to pay their mortgages on time. Becoming a Habitat family is a long-term commitment that requires adherence to several guidelines.
Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads is committed to building strong, safe neighborhoods with the help of our Habitat Partner Families. Please read the following information to see if you have an interest in our program AND to see if you meet our general guidelines:
The Application Process will begin January 2013
Step 1: Open Application Time will be January 2013.
Step 2: Habitat calculates income and pulls credit report.
Step 3: Interview conducted at the Habitat office.
Step 4: Family Selection Committee Home Visit.
Step 5: If Approved ...
The application process takes from 3 to 6 months. From the time of your acceptance into the program to the time of home closing, it generally takes about 12 to 18 months.
The Habitat house payments, along with your property taxes, and homeowner’s insurance, will cost approximately $650 - $775 a month. The mortgage payments will be used by Habitat to build more houses with other people like you. Therefore, it is important that payments are made on time.
Information on other home ownership programs can be found at the
Please email any questions to our Family Services Director by using our secure Contact Form or call 640.0590 extension 208.
We are pledged to the letter and spirit of 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, family status, or national origin.Return to Index