Habitat Homeowner Applications Available April 3-April 28

Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg is now accepting 2023 applications from community members seeking to become first-time homebuyers. Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 2023, to be considered.

The local nonprofit builds affordable homes in partnership with local families. Homes are purchased with a zero-interest, 20- to 30-year mortgage by families with low to moderate incomes. Payments include real estate taxes and homeowner insurance. Selected families must agree to provide at least 300 hours of sweat equity toward building their home and other families’ homes.

Families are selected based on need, income, credit history, agreement to complete sweat equity hours and residency. Applicants must have lived or worked for the last 12 months in Charles City County, Hampton, James City County, New Kent County, Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg or York. Applicants must be a first-time home buyer, meaning the applicant cannot have owned a home within the past three years.

Applications, and further details about the process and the homebuyer program, are available online at the Homebuyer Program page. Hard copies of the application can be picked up at the Habitat ReStore locations in Newport News and Williamsburg. The Newport News ReStore is at 371 Chatham Drive; the Williamsburg ReStore is at 1303 Jamestown Road.

Applications are also available at the Housing Authorities for the respective municipalities served by Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg and local libraries in its service area. Community members can also stop by Habitat’s program offices at 11011 Warwick Blvd. in Newport News to pick up an application.

Completed applications with supporting documentation and the application fee of $28 per applicant can be delivered in person at the Habitat program offices or mailed to Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg, P.O. Box 1443, Newport News, Virginia, 23601. No applications will be accepted after the April 28 deadline, including those mailed by the postal service. There is a secure 24-hour mail slot located at the program offices.


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We help as many families as we can, but the lack of decent and affordable housing remains a critical problem in our area. By donating, you will provide upfront funding for building materials and services that makes interest-free loans to Habitat partner families possible. Habitat partner families help to build their own homes - alongside volunteers - and pay an affordable mortgage. Your monetary donations enable us to continue building strength, stability and independence for future local families.