Applications are open July 1 through September 29, 2023. 

One step at a time, you can become a homeowner. 

Step 1: Qualify
See selection criteria here. 

Step 2: Apply
Regardless if you meet the criteria or not for the Habitat homeownership program, we encourage you to submit an application. 

Some of our homeowners were denied the first time they applied due to outstanding collections and debts, income that was below our limits or other issues. They successfully improved their eligibility, reapplied and were accepted into the program. 

Step 3: Application Review & Home Visits
All applications will be reviewed by Habitat Vail Valley’s Family Selection committee, a group of community volunteers, Habitat staff members and current Habitat homeowners. 

All info provided in your application will be verified and a member of the committee will be in touch. 

Of the qualified applicants, the families with the greatest need will be selected. Applicants that are not selected are encouraged to reapply in the future. 

Step 4: Selection
After the Family Selection Committee approves an applicant’s eligibility, recommended applicants are presented to the Habitat’s Board of Directors for approval. 

Step 5: Partnership
Upon selection, homeowners will begin 250 Sweat Equity hours (per adult) and will participate in homeowner education classes. 

Final Step: Homeownership
Upon completion of all Sweat Equity hours and verification of down payment funds, the homeowner moves in and begins paying the mortgage.  

Homeowner Application – Spanish

Homeowner Application – English

Building Futures  

Building futures is designed to help families navigate community resources while identifying other opportunities to help be successful in life and our housing program.

We will help connect you and your family to community resources to best support any needs you may have beyond housing. This may be related to food, clothing, health care, mental health, employment, childcare, and financial coaching (debt management).

Email us at familyselection@habitatvailvalley.org or call 970.748.6718 for more information. 

Do I Qualify?

To be selected for Habitat Vail Valley’s homeownership program, applicants must meet four selection criteria.


Answers to the most frequently asked questions about Habitat for Humanity homeownership.

“My home means a new beginning and a brighter future. My son and I now have a stable home, not just a house, a future together in a place where we don’t have to move once or twice a year.”

~Laura Gonzalez, Homeowner

Fair Housing, Nondiscrimination Clause

We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.

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