Become a Homeowner

Habitat is always open to starting a conversation with motivated families that are interested in becoming Habitat homeowners. This section of our website will give you some information on what it takes to qualify and apply, and how to get started.

Applying for a Home

  1. You will be considered for a Habitat home if your present housing is not adequate, and if you are unable to obtain adequate housing through other conventional means. Lack of adequate housing may include problems with the present structure; water, electrical or sewage service systems; heating system, or failure to meet city property maintenance standards. Also taken into consideration are the number, the ages and the gender of children compared to the number of bedrooms in your present home.
  2. The percentage of your monthly income that you currently spend on housing is also considered to determine need. You will be required to openly and fully discuss your financial situation with Habitat personnel.
  3. You and your family will be considered if your annual total income is between 25-60% of the Area Median Income for Middlesex County.
  4. You must be able to pay back an interest-free mortgage to Middlesex Habitat for Humanity.


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Apply for a Home: Home Ownership Interest Form

Step 1: Please answer the following questions. Note: This is preliminary information to see if you are initially eligible to apply for a Habitat House. See Step 2 for information on the full application process.

1. Is your rental housing overcrowded, poorly maintained, and/or too expensive for your income?

2. Do you rent your housing in Middletown, Portland, Chester, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Hampton, Middlefield, East Haddam, Haddam, Essex, Old Saybrook, or Westbrook? And if not would you be willing to move to one of these communities?

* 3. Do you must meet our income guidelines and can provide documentation:

4. Are you or a member of your immediate family willing and able to help build your home-to-be, and those of your neighbors by working 200 hours? (200 hours per adult applicant)

*Note: Reasonable accommodations will be made for people with disabilities who may be unable to work at the building site. Other family members or friends may help fulfill the hours or other activities will be substituted. Further information will be provided at Applicant Meeting. Will you need reasonable accommodations?

Step 2: If you answered YES to all of these questions, then your name will be placed on our Applicant Log. We will notify you as properties become available. At that time you will be invited to attend a house applicant meeting with other Habitat applicant families who are interested in that particular house and are willing to complete the full application process.

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