Mission Statement

How the Program Works

Where We Serve

Our Partner Families

Own a Home

Applicant Frequently Asked Questions

Own a Home

Do I Qualify for the Program?

1) Meet the following Income guidelines.
Generally speaking, Habitat partner families fall into the following income ranges (set according to HUD income guidelines for Boston 2014). Please note these are estimates and actual amounts may vary depending on the jurisdiction in which the home exists.

Family Size Minimum Income 80% Area Median Income
1 $32,000 $47,450
2 $35,000 $54,200
3 $40,000 $61,000
4 $45,000 $67,750
5 $48,000 $73,200
6 $55,000 $78,600

2) Have lived or worked in our service area for over one year.
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3) Have good credit, no felony convictions and no more than one conviction for a misdemeanor.

Who Can Apply?
If you meet all the qualifications listed above, you should also demonstrate:

Need: Current housing is substandard or inadequate, overcrowded, too expensive, unsafe, or family income is insufficient to afford a conventional mortgage.

Ability to Pay: Secure employment, good credit, legal residency, and able to afford 0% mortgage payments to Habitat.

Willingness to Partner: Family agrees to work with Habitat and our volunteers for at least 300 hours building Habitat homes or working in our office.

A full course of 10 homeownership classes is required, which is taught by volunteers in the fields of finance, law, and construction.
Topics Include:
         • Financial Management and Budgeting
         • Banking and Credit
         • Condominium Association Management
         • Foreclosure Prevention
         • Estate Planning
         • Legal Rights and Responsibilities of Homeownership

Get an Application for the Program

Habitat Greater Boston is currently selecting families for 3 bedroom homes. If you meet the eligibility requirements and are interested in owning an affordable home in Boston, we encourage you to apply today!

Download an application online
List of Required Documentation
Request an application by mail at (617) 423-2223

Please mail all completed applications with required documentation to:

                                Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston
                                240 Commercial Street, 4th Floor
                                Boston, MA 02109