Applying for the Program

The application process includes a written application and supporting documents (including tax returns, verifications of income, creditworthiness, employment, rent, etc.), a meeting with the Family Services Director, underwriting (or the process used to determine if the buyer can afford a Habitat home and qualify for a mortgage) and a home visit with the Family Selection Committee to determine the need for housing.

All buyers are referred to as Partner Families on purpose. We must work together in partnership for Habitat’s mission of decent housing for all to be realized. This partnership begins at the time of application.

Applications are only available when space is available in the program. BCHfH will inform the community of available applications through submissions to the local newspaper, community organization partners, information posting here, and by mailing to any person who has expressed interest to Habitat. Habitat will also host 2 informational meetings at the beginning of the application release. This is meant to help the community understand the program requirements and how to successfully complete an application.

Upcoming classes:
Applications will be available beginning Monday, 3/13/17. Everyone is encouraged to attend one of the information meetings. You must contact the main office, 865-982-8717 or, to sign up for one. Classes will be held on:

Monday, March 20, 2017- 9:00 am-10:00 am
Monday, March 20, 2017- 6:30 pm-7:30 pm

Please view this flier for more information. Application assistance is available by limited appointments.