Coming Soon:
This fall we will have an online application.
Those interested in our program will be able to apply on this site! 

Eligibility Requirements

Homeownership applicants must:

  • Live or work in Durham County for at least 6 months
  • Be A US Citizen or permanent resident
  • Have a stable income of at least 30% of Durham's median income
  • Be able to provide closing cost of $2,000. 
  • Demonstrate that your current housing is overcrowded, physically substandard, too expensive, unsafe or prove that you are living in subsidized housing
  • Demonstrate a willingness to partner by performing at least 250 hours of sweat equity


If you are approved, you will be expected to:

  • Invest a minimum of 250 sweat equity 
  • Complete a financial literacy program
  • Make timely mortgage payments each month
  • Maintain your home
  • Be an active member of the Durham community
  • Stay connected to Durham Habitat throughout the term of your mortgage

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Twenty years ago, Bob came to a Habitat construction site, and he's been volunteering since. "Framing is the fun part," Bob says, "but my favorite task is roofing." He also leads a youth group in making rain barrels for each Habitat home.