Housing Services

Application & Selection Process

“I never missed a mortgage payment.  In 2007, when I paid off the house in full, my friends at Habitat threw me a party.  When I held the deed to my own house it was one of the proudest moments of my life.” – Phyllis Meredith, the Charlottesville Habitat affiliate's first homeowner

Application and Selection Process

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville accepts applications on a rolling basis. Though you may request an application at any time, we strongly encourage you to attend an Applicant Information Meeting (AIM) where Habitat staff will distribute applications, review the application process, discuss the Habitat Homeownership Program and answer any questions you may have. At the end of the Applicant Information Meeting, interested individuals may take home or submit a Part 1 application for the Homeownership program. Applicant Information Meetings are held every month at different times and locations around the City of Charlottesville. To register for an Applicant Information Meeting, click here.

Part I Application

The application process is comprised of two parts. Individuals interested in applying can pick up a Part 1 application at the AIM or at Habitat for Humanity’s main office located at 919 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903.

Part II Application

For applicants that have attended an AIM and submitted their Part 1 application, Part 2 application materials and documentation can be submitted online by clicking here.

If you have any questions about your application or need assistance filling it out please call 434-293-9066 and ask for Kristen Lucas.

Selection Process

The Homeowner Selection Committee, comprised of Habitat staff and community members, reviews applications from future homeowners continually throughout the year. Based on established selection criteria, the committee makes recommendations for partnership to the Board of Directors on a quarterly basis (January, April, July, October). The Board of Directors reviews the committee’s recommendations for partnership and ultimately selects future homeowners to match Habitat’s annual home construction schedule.