The Home Ownership Program is currently closed.

Applications will be available February 3, 2015.  



  • Live in substandard housing & have a need for shelter.
  • Have fair or acceptable credit (No unpaid collections or judgments)
  • 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 closing cost.
  • 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 1/2/2015. 

                                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 Homebuyer education class 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 every Monday, 6-7pm at the Habitat office beginning March 3, 2015.  

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

We replace these eye sores...

House2 House1

...with beautiful Habitat Homes

Frances House  KuSay House  
  Joanne House  

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