How to Apply
Habitat conducts a Home Ownership Orientation twice per day every Wednesday at Noon and 4:00 pm. Interested individuals must call 334.832.9313 to be scheduled for a session. You must attend an orientation session to receive an application.
All sessions will take place at the Habitat Office, 123 Julia Street, Montgomery, AL 36104.
Some Notes About Orientation Sessions
*Please be on time, as late arrivals will not be admitted.
*Couples who will be applying together for a Habitat home must BOTH attend an orientation session.
*Adults only; please do not bring children to the 45 minute orientation session.
Habitat's 6 Step Application Process:
1. Attend an Orientation Session.
The staff will explain the eligibility requirements and answer any questions you have about Habitat's program. You will need to attend an orientation session in order to receive an application.
2. Submit an initial application by the application deadline.
You must submit an application by the deadline given to be considered for Habitat's home ownership program. After submission, staff members will do an initial review of applications to verify basic information.
3. Credit & Criminal Background Check
If your application passes the initial review, we will perform a credit and criminal background check to go along with the information included in your application.
4. Family Selection
We will review all applications and select the ones that qualify to continue moving forward in the program.
5. Home interview
You will be contacted to schedule a home visit with members of our Family Selection Committee who will meet with you in your current home to talk with you about why you desire to participate in the Habitat housing program. This is your opportunity to explain your current living situation such as poor maintenance by your landlord, high crime/unsafe area, overcrowded conditions, high rent, etc.
6. Board of Directors Approval
After completing the above steps, your application will be presented to Habitat's Board of Directors for final approval.
Approved families then move on to complete 400 hours of sweat equity on their own home as well as the home of a fellow Habitat homeowner. Construction times vary on each home, but closing and move in is generally within 12-18 months of a family's approval. As the house nears completion, we'll celebrate with a dedication for the sponsors, volunteers, and the family.
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, familial status, or national origin.