Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge partners with low-income families and volunteers to build and sell homes at no profit and no interest to qualifying applicants. Our homeownership program is designed to prepare and empower individuals to be successful Habitat homeowners through hands-on assistance and an education curriculum that includes impactful lessons from budgeting to home maintenance.
Now it’s time to make sure Habitat is the right fit for you! To learn more about the program, you’ll attend a Habitat for Humanity Homeward Bound Orientation. At this meeting, you will learn how to qualify for the Habitat program and receive a homeownership application at the end of the meeting.
How to register:
Step 1: Please choose a day and time from the list below.
Step 2: Send an email to email@example.com with your name and the day and time you choose.
Step 3: Wait for your confirmation email and mark the day on your calendar!
*We are currently closed for applications to our homeownership program. To be notified when our application period reopens in spring 2024, please e-mail Tuky@habitatbrla.org to be added to a notification list.
Complete and submit the full application packet within 30 days after receiving the application. Along with the application, submit the required information and documents included in the application checklist. Our Family Selection Committee will then visit your current home to assess your housing needs, further explain the program and our partnership and get to know you better.
The Family Selection Committee and the Board of Directors will make a decision. If you’re accepted, a Habitat staff member will notify you and ask you to sign the partnership agreement to officially become a Habitat Partner!
You start laying the foundation for new opportunities, earning sweat equity hours and attending financial literacy and homeownership classes. Once you complete a walk-through of your almost finished home, you will attend a closing meeting where you will qualify for a Habitat mortgage.
Once you sign the closing documents, we turn the keys over to you! As a new Habitat homeowner, you will begin making mortgage payments on your new home.
Applicant’s current home suffers from substandard living conditions like overcrowding, or home expenses require a large portion of the homeowner’s income.
Applicant must demonstrate the ability to pay monthly mortgage payments. The applicant must also be a Louisiana resident.
27% to 80% of the median family income for the area in which the build is happening.
Applicant is willing to contribute 255 hours of sweat equity to the building of their home and the homes of others and attend homeowner education classes.
Review the resources below for more information on the application process, program requirements and additional information.