Homeownership

Homeownership Is a Partnership

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We have two sponsored houses, one in Cobb County and one in Douglas County, which are restricted specifically to U.S. Military Veterans. If you are a U.S. Military Veteran who wishes to become a first time homeowner, we encourage you to apply. If you know such a veteran, please let them know about this program.

The Information Request Form is now available. Check out our Qualifications page to see if you may be considered as a candidate. To learn about the steps in the application process, visit our Application Process page.

Habitat for Humanity's mission is to eliminate substandard housing by building simple, decent homes for qualified, low-to-moderate income working individuals. We seek partnership with those who do not qualify for a conventional mortgage and do not have access to other homeownership options.

NW Metro Atlanta Habitat's homeowners purchase their homes. Habitat homes are for first-time homebuyers who meet strict qualifications for loan approval including having a strong work history and good credit standing. They qualify for mortgages that are interest free, low principal loans that they can afford to pay.

Applying for a Habitat home is a thorough and detailed process. People must determine if they meet our qualification requirements.  Once those requirements are met and when we are accepting new requests, interested individuals fill out an Information Request Form. They will be contacted with further instructions on how to become an applicant. Applicants for homeownership are approved based on the following criteria: A need for housing, a willingness to partner, and an ability to pay the monthly mortgage.

As part of Habitat's "Pay-It-Forward" principle, future homeowners commit to completing 200 hours of 'hands-on' Sweat Equity for a newly constructed house, and 100 hours for a renovated house.

Buying a home from Habitat is a partnership which requires future homeowners to participate in certain principles of Habitat's mission.

In the 32 years since our founding, NW Metro Atlanta Habitat has changed the lives of over 506 families in Cobb, Douglas and Paulding Counties.