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Qualifying for a Habitat Home

Interested in buying a Habitat home?

After reviewing the homebuyer criteria, click the button to fill out our Homebuyer Inquiry Form and someone from our home selection committee will follow up. 

If you would like to speak directly with our Executive Director regarding your application or to inquire about a home, schedule a Homebuyer Consultation using the provided link.

Click here to download our full application. Completed applications along with supporting documentation can be e-mailed to


Habitat Homes

Creating opportunities for home ownership is the core of Habitat NRV’s work. Habitat builds and sells homes, at cost, with low- or no-interest loans. We keep costs down by using donated materials and volunteer labor. Homes are sold to households who demonstrate need, ability to pay, and willingness to partner with Habitat. Because there are minimal labor costs, no profits for the builders and no interest on their loan, many partner families pay less per month for their Habitat home than they paid in rent for a substandard dwelling.

Community volunteers work side-by-side with future Habitat homeowners, who invest hundreds of hours of their own labor (sweat equity) into building their homes. Increasing home ownership brings many benefits, not only to the new homeowners, but also to the neighborhood and the community at large. These benefits include better educational outcomes, increased property values, and neighborhood and community stability.

How do I Qualify?

A qualifying Habitat Partner Family:

  • Demonstrates need for safe and affordable housing. Criteria for this may include: Physical problems with the dwellingLiving in publicly or privately subsidized housingLiving in overcrowded conditionsLiving in high crime neighborhoodsPaying 30% or more of gross income to rent, Receiving a Housing Choice Voucher

  • Must complete a minimum number of sweat equity hours. Partners earn their hours by helping to build their own home and/or the homes of other families. They also can earn sweat equity by working in The Habitat ReStore, in the Habitat office, or by representing Habitat at public functions. If you have a disability or cannot work at the job site, we will gladly find other volunteer opportunities for you.

  • Earns 30%-80% of Area Median Income. These numbers vary depending on family size.

You can check your counties median income by using the database.

Ready to move forward on the path to homeownership?

Download our application!


Submit your completed application along with supporting documentation by e-mail, mail, or drop it off at our ReStore.


mail to:
Habitat for Humanity of the NRV
1675 N. Franklin St. Christiansburg, VA 24073

You may also drop off the application at the HabitatNRV ReStore.
1675 N. Franklin St. Christiansburg, VA 24073

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