HABITAT HOMEOWNER APPLICATION PROCESS
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If you’re an Eagle County School District employee, we have a program for you. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. Learn more.
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.
Habitat is dedicated to working with all families even those who may not qualify for a home. Our Building Futures program connects families with area services and meets families where they are to provide wrap-around support for Habitat applicants, future and current homeowners and community members.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970.748.6718 for more information.
“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.