Want to own a Habitat home?

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, faith based organization that works with God’s people to create simple, decent and affordable homes. We build homes that are 2 to 5 bedrooms depending on the size of the family. All of the homes are Energy Star Certified, which not only means they are safer for the environment but lower utility bills for you! Potential homeowners must have a willingness to partner, a need for a home, and the ability to pay an affordable, zero interest mortgage.

What makes a Habitat Homeowner?

Valdosta-Lowndes County Habitat for Humanity truly believes in "a hand up, not a hand out." We partner with qualified families by providing no interest loans on homes. Partner families work to build their home along with community volunteers and habitat workers. Giving contributions, volunteering time, donating items for sale or shopping in our Restore provides these families with the opportunity to own their own home. Homeownership builds stable neighborhoods, which in turn builds stable communities and we all benefit.

How to qualify for a Habitat Home?

  1. Having a housing need such as:
    • poor heating
    • leaking roof
    • rotting wood
    • high utility costs
    • overcrowding
    • unsafe/inadequate conditions
    • a rent payment that is too high for your income

    Simply wanting to buy a house is not a qualifying need.

  2. Have sufficient reliable income to pay the mortgage payment and an acceptable credit history. Income limits vary by family size.

  3. Be willing to become a Habitat Partner, agreeing to perform 350-500 hours of "sweat equity." This includes:
    • Working on your house and other Habitat projects
    • Attending a Homebuyer Education Workshop
    • Attending Homeownership and Financial Skills Classes
    • Committing to maintain your new home and neighborhood.

Learn about homeownership

Buying a home is a big deal, whether you're doing it for the first time or getting back into the ever- changing market. When you educate yourself for smart homeownership with Framework, you'll navigate every step of the process with confidence. The Framework course is affordable too: just $75.

To get started, visit http://valdostahabitat.frameworkhomeownership.org.

Family Services Director

Suzanne Schnaak
229-245-1330 Ext. 30
[email protected]

Payments Administrator

Rhonda Goodale
229-245-1330 Ext. 22
[email protected]

Contact Habitat to find out more

If you’re interested in applying for a Habitat home the first step is to submit the form below or call the Habitat office at 229-245-1330. If you fit our initial qualification, we will add your name to our contact list and provide information about our next homeowner application meeting.

Habitat has regular meetings to help educate and inform applicants about the Homeownership process, and offers its Homebuyer Education Workshop and Homeownership and Financial Skills classes to the public. To find scheduled meeting times, or schedule an appointment with the Habitat team, please contact Misty DuPree or Rhonda Goodale.

To download the interest form, please follow this link:
Habitat Interest Form