Application Process

Procedimiento de Aplicación para Atlanta Hábitat  

Documentos Necesarios

Thank you for your interest in learning more about becoming an Atlanta Habitat homebuyer. At this time, we are not holding any introductory information sessions. If you have not registered for a session but would like to attend one in the future, please complete the registration below.

One you are registered for an information session, you will be notified when the next session is scheduled. We will invite you in the order you registered and your invitation will include the date and time. We anticipate resuming information sessions in the summer of 2018.

For potential applicants who have already attended an information session and finished the one-on-one consultation, we are accepting a limited number of applications per month beginning January 1, 2018. You will be called for an appointment in the order in which you were placed on the application waiting list. 

What can you do in the meantime?
1) Pay your debts on time, including your student loans
2) Don’t take on any additional lines of credit
3) Maintain a qualifying level of income
4) Keep $200 in a bank account without dipping below, and
5) Save $800 good-faith deposit

We appreciate your patience and look forward to speaking with you in 2018.

STEP 1: Attend an Information Session

At this session, you will hear a presentation about our homebuying program and you will have an opportunity to have a 1-on-1 meeting to ask questions and determine whether our homebuying program is a good fit for your household. You will complete an interest form and leave the session with a list of documents that are required to be submitted with an application.

Click here to register for an upcoming information session. 

STEP 2: Conference With Atlanta Habitat Staff

After attending an Information Session, a staff member will contact you. If you want to submit an application, the staff member will schedule you for an application appointment.

STEP 3: Complete an Application

Gather the required documents on the list provided to you at the Information Session. At your scheduled appointment, you will complete an application and, if you have a $17 money order for each applicant, your tri-merge credit report will be pulled. Your application, credit report, and personal documents will be reviewed to determine if your application can be accepted for further consideration. If the documents you bring are not complete, you may not be able to proceed to the next step.

Click here for a list of required documents


STEP 4: Application Components Are Finalized

Any outstanding documentation will be collected by a staff member. A sexual offender criminal background check and a terrorist background check will be conducted.

STEP 5: 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, a recommendation will be made to management about your application.

STEP 6: If Approved...

You will start your Atlanta Habitat partnership - attend Orientation and other Home Smart classes, pay your good faith deposit, and begin working on your 250 sweat-equity hours!