STEP 1: Attend an information session
At this session, you will hear information about our program and have an opportunity to ask questions about your eligibility with a staff member. At the session, you will complete a Homebuyer Interest Form and leave the session with a list of documents that you need to gather in order to submit an application.
STEP 2: Telephone Conference with Atlanta Habitat Staff
After attending an Information Session, you will pull one free credit report (note: each applicant must pull at least one credit report). A staff member will contact you and review your Homebuyer Interest Form and your credit report. If you are ready to submit an application, the staff member will schedule you to the next application workshop.
STEP 3: Attend an Application Workshop
You will gather the required documents on the list provided to you at the Information Session and attend the Application Workshop. At the workshop, you will complete an application and your personal documents will be reviewed to determine if you may qualify. If the documents you bring are not complete, you may not be able to proceed to the next step. If your application is complete enough to move forward, we will collect a $10 application fee.
STEP 4: Atlanta Habitat Staff Reviews Application
A staff member will review your application and supporting documentation and will pull a tri-merge credit report. If you meet the qualifications, your application will be accepted for consideration.
STEP 5: Application Components Are Finalized
Any outstanding documentation will be collected by a staff member. A sexual offender criminal background check will be conducted. At the appropriate time, the application will be distributed to the Family Selection Committee.
STEP 6: Family Selection Committee Home Visit
Two members of the Family Selection Committee will contact you to set up a time to visit and conduct an interview of you and your family at your current residence. After the interview and you have submitted any remaining documentation, a determination will be made about your application.
STEP 7: If Approved...
You will start your Habitat partnership – attend Orientation and other Home Smart classes and begin working on your 250 sweat equity hours!