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Application Process

For information on applying to the Homeowner Program, please visit our Own a Home page.

In the Homeowner Program application process, it's important to remember that you are not alone. Our Homeowner Service Team is here to provide the information you need and guide you each step of the way.

Step 1

Learn about our program and application process.

Every applicant must attend a Homeowner Information session from beginning to end. Homeowner Program applications are available at the end of each session. Submit an interest form, and you will be notified when an Information Session is scheduled.

Do I qualify for the program?

How do I get an application?

When is the Information Session?

Step 2

Submit your application by the due date.

Due dates vary depending on when you attend an Information Session. Applications can be submitted by mail, e-mail, or in person. 

Step 3

Application Files will be reviewed regularly by Habitat for Humanity Anchorage.

We will continuously update you on the status of your application.

Step 4

Qualified applicants will be contacted to schedule a home visit. This helps us verify “need of housing” and answer any questions you have.

Home visits are conducted jointly by Habitat staff and volunteers in our Homeowner Services Committee.

Step 5

The Homeowner Services Committee will meet to select partner families.

After a successful home visit, applications are sent to be reviewed by our Board of Directors. All identifying information is left out so they can perform an unbiased selection based on need, willingness to partner (Sweat Equity), and ability to pay.

NOTE

You CAN choose not to accept the home chosen for you if you think it will not be suitable for your family. If the home is being built, staff will work with you to design something suitable that still aligns with Habitat policy. With our "recycled" homes, you will be offered up to one other house (if available) to tour as an option. If either of these happen and you are still not satisfied, Habitat reserves the right to remove your family from the program.

Step 6

The partner family signs a partnership agreement with us, and the process begins! 

You will start your Sweat Equity and financial education courses, and soon be on your way to homeownership!

NOTE

From selection to move–in can take from 4-9 months for an existing house to up to 2.5 years for a new build.

 Housing types and their availability will vary with each application cycle.

Take the first step and complete an Interest Form!
You will receive an e-mail with more details.

If you have further questions, please reach out!

Perks of Homeownership:

When you receive the keys to your new home, you will quickly begin realizing the benefits of safe, decent, and affordable housing.

Stability

Provide your family with a safe, stable home environment to return to at the end of the day.

Affordability

It's Yours

We work with you to ensure that your new home is affordable so you can use your resources effectively.

Your new home will be an asset and a legacy -- something you can pass down to your children.

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We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunities 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.

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