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.

Add your name to our interest list:
Each person on the interest list will receive a notification when applications are available again. Please call our office, 865-982-8717 or email to be added to our interest list. Be prepared to provide your name, mailing address and phone number.