You can be a homeowner! Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County can help.

We will be accepting applications for our Homeownership Program from August 5 to August 16, 2024.

Through our Homeownership Program, we provide the coaching, education, and support to guide you through the home-buying journey. To be eligible for the Habitat Homeownership Program, applicants must have lived and/or worked in Monroe County for a minimum of one year. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a need for housing, an ability to pay an affordable monthly mortgage, and a willingness to partner—a commitment we call “sweat equity.” As part of the Habitat homeownership process, it is a requirement that you and each member of your household over 18 years of age commit to completing 250 sweat equity volunteer hours.

These guidelines outline the basic criteria needed to qualify for our program. To apply:

  1. Read the program criteria
  2. Attend an information meeting
  3. Complete the application

Homeowner Information Meetings

To apply for a Habitat home, all applicants and adults aged 18 or older who will live in the home must attend a Homeowner Information Meeting. Applications are distributed at these meetings and you can attend any of the scheduled sessions.

Saturday, June 1, 2024 // Monroe County Public Library – Downtown at 303 E Kirkwood Ave

  • 3 p.m. in English // 4:30 p.m. in Spanish

Monday, July 1, 2024 // Monroe County Public Library – Downtown at 303 E Kirkwood Ave

  • 11 a.m. in English // 12:30 p.m. in Spanish

Thursday, August 1, 2024 // Banneker Community Center at 930 W 7th St

  • 5:30 p.m. in English // 7 p.m. in Spanish

These meetings are free and cover everything you need to know about becoming a homeowner with Habitat. To ensure all attendees are well-informed of the program requirements and expectations, doors will close for each event at the stated start time – please make plans to arrive early! 

We recommend that you register to attend a Homeowner Information Meeting at by clicking here.

We strongly encourage you to reach out to us with any questions you may have. Please contact the Homeowner Services Team, at or call 812-331-4069.