Habitat for Humanity’s Homeownership Program Applications Now Open
Posted on 10-19-2022
Do you need a decent and affordable place to call home?
Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity builds new construction homes in Brown County and sells them to individuals at a 0%, interest-free, mortgage. The Homeownership Program provides benefits to homebuyers and to the community.
Homebuyers benefit from decent, affordable housing while the community benefits from the redevelopment of neighborhoods and an increase in tax revenue
The Habitat Homeownership Program does not give homes away.
Interested community members can *attend* the informational application meeting to learn about the program requirements and ask questions.
You’re Invited to Attend the Next Meeting — Online — On Your Schedule!
Fall 2022 Application Meeting – English –
Watch the Meeting
Fall 2022 Application Meeting – Spanish (Reunión de Aplicación en español)
Watch the Meeting Requirements to Qualify for Home Buyer Program:
Need for Improved Housing
Based on current housing conditions, there must be a demonstrated need in order to qualify for a Habitat home.
Ability to Pay
Applicants must fall within 30-80% of Brown County AMI (based on family size) and have a reliable source of income (employment, SSI, etc.) to pay an affordable, interest-free mortgage.
Willingness to Partner
Must be willing to complete 250-500 volunteer hours (based on number of homeowners) building their home, be a community partner, and represent Habitat.
Read the full Homeownership qualifications, process and instructions visit Habitat’s
How It Works page
Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity builds new construction homes in the Green Bay area and sells them to qualified families at no profit. The Habitat program provides benefits to our partner families and the Green Bay community. Families benefit from decent, affordable housing while the community benefits from the redevelopment of neighborhoods and an increase in tax revenue.
The Habitat program does not give houses away. Families must spend “sweat equity” hours helping to build their home, pay a $900 down payment and make monthly mortgage payments. Homes are made affordable due to the volunteer labor used to build the home and the 0% interest mortgage provided by Habitat. To see what we’re working on now, check out our Current Builds page!
Habitat homes are build according to these three standard principles:
Habitat houses are modestly-sized. They are large enough for the homeowner family’s needs, but small enough to keep construction and maintenance costs to a minimum.
Habitat for Humanity uses quality, locally-available building materials. Habitat house designs reflect the local climate and culture.
The labor of volunteers and partner families, efficient building methods, modest house sizes and no-profit loans make it affordable for low-income families to purchase Habitat houses.
The first step in becoming a Habitat homeowner is to attend an informational Application Meeting. At the informational session, you will find out about our program, see what a typical Habitat home looks like, and learn how to accurately complete your application. Applicants and co-applicants must attend a meeting to receive an application; you will have 30 days from that date to turn in your completed application and required documents. This meeting will take approximately 1 hour. The application process takes approximately 60-90 days from the date Habitat receives your completed application. If you have additional questions or would like more information, please contact