The Home Ownership Program is currently closed. 

 HUD’s 2015 program Income Guidelines Limits are not yet available. HUD anticipates that the 2015 Income Limits will be published in February, 2015. 

Due to this change, Applications for the RCHFH Home Ownership program will not be available until March 2, 2015.  



  • Live in substandard housing & have a need for shelter.
  • Have fair or acceptable credit (No unpaid collections or judgments)
  • Bankruptcy must be dismissed for at least 1 year 
  • Have the ability to pay a monthly mortgage & have steady income for 1 year.
  • Be a 1st-time home buyer or non-homeowner for 3 or more years.
  • Live or work in Rutherford County for at least 6 months.
  • Be unable to qualify for a conventional loan due to income level.
  • Show willingness to partner with Habitat.
  • Be able to pay a $1000.00 down payment.
  • Be willing to perform 300-400 hours of “sweat equity" by helping to build Habitat homes, including your own.
  • Complete a mandatory 30-Week Home Buyer Education Class.
  • Maintain and/or decrease “debt to income” ratio while in the Habitat program.
  • Meet the 2015 income guidelines - income guidelines will be available in March 
  • The Home Ownership Program is not emergency housing. It can take anywhere from 9-18 months to complete the program to purchase and move into your new home. 

                                PHASES OF THE HOME OWNERSHIP PROGRAM 

Phase 1 - Apply

  • Meet the Requirements 
  • Return Application 
  • Credit Review   

Phase 2 - Documentation 

  • Submit Requested Documentation

Phase 3 - Verification 

  • Employment & Rental Verification
  • Sex Offender & Criminal Verification
  • Home Visit (if selected)
  • Family Selection Review 
  • Board of Directors Review 

Phase 4 - New Partner Family

  • Orientation
  • Work Sweat Equity
  • Home Buyer Education & Budget Class 
  • Start Down Payments

Phase 5 - Home Selection

  • Lot Selection
  • Bio 
  • House Plan Selection
  • Home Selections 
  • Purchase Agreement
  • Begin Build Date

Phase 6 - H.O.M.E  Purchase

  • Homeowners Insurance
  • Home Dedication
  • Pre-Close
  • Closing Purchase 
  • Move In!

         For questions regarding the Home Ownership Program contact Angie Ezell. 

Our next Habitat Build - scheduled for February 2015!

Justin Jordan with daughter Madison

More about Justin...

This build kicks off the 2015 Building Rutherford 2 campaign to build 16 new Habitat houses in 2015-16 in Rutherford county!

Current Home Builds!!


The 2014 Nissan Build is under way and will be finished soon! Thank you to all the Nissan volunteers as well as others including Yates Services, Johnson Controls and MacLellan Integrated Services.

More information...


 House #123 is finished! Congratulations to the Glantz family!



The 2014 House of Faith Build is finished! Congratulations to the Mosley family!



Congratulations Graduates!!

Homebuyer Class Grad

Partner families are required to complete 30 weeks of Home Buyer Education - great information and resources to prepare them to buy their homes, improve their credit, make good consumer choices and keep up with home maintenance. This program is also FREE to the general public! The Home Buyer Education Class is held once a week. Every Monday, 6:00-7:00 pm at the Habitat office beginning April 6, 2015.  

If you have questions, please contact the Family Services Coordinator, Angie Ezell.  


We replace these eye sores...


...with beautiful Habitat Homes

Frances House KuSay House 
 Joanne House 



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