Congratulations on taking the first step to apply for Habitat for Humanity of Durham's programs. We empower families to build, purchase, and repair homes that are safe, comfortable, and affordable.

Before you get started

RibboncuttingBe sure to learn about Durham Habitat's work. Habitat builds and rehabs simple, sustainable and affordable homes in partnership with hardworking families and individuals. Habitat homes are affordable thanks to government subsidies, volunteer labor, community support, and sweat equity.

Habitat homes are not given away -- they are sold -- and we provide our homeowners with zero-percent mortgages. We offer a hand up, not a hand out, by providing a once in a lifetime opportunity to build a long-term investment for the future.

Durham Habitat also repairs homes for elderly neighbors who need help staying in their homes. These repairs range from roofing to adding wheelchair ramps, from exterior paint to plumbing. Our talented staff works with each approved homeowner to develop a repairs solution to help them maintain the home they love so much.

Starting the application process

Before applying for Durham Habitat's programs, you must complete a brief online workshop that explains our eligibility guidelines and application processes. Once you complete the workshop, you will be taken to our online questionnaire. Our staff will contact you to discuss next steps after you've submitted the questionnaire.

 Start the online homeownership applicant workshop

Start the online repairs applicant workshop

Habitat Success Stories

Alicia partnered with the Catholic Coalition to build a Habitat home in Southwest Central Durham. Alicia enjoyed working more than 250 hours of sweat equity on her home, saying "I know every beam in my house."