Applications Are Now Closed for the 2023 Program

Do you Qualify?

To be eligible for Habitat’s homebuyer program, you must:

  • Submit your completed application packet to our office by April 15 for this year’s program.
  • Be a United States citizen, or a legal permanent resident.
  • Work or live in Bennington County currently and for the 12 months immediately prior to your application. If you are an evacuee from another state or country who lost your home to a natural or manmade disaster, this requirement may be waived. 
  • Be 18 or older and have the legal capacity to enter into a binding contract.
  • Include information for all adults who will be on the mortgage. This includes both spouses if you are married.
  • Submit a divorce decree, if you are divorced, to remove any potential claim of the house by the former spouse.
  • Not be on any sex offender list-and agree not to house anyone who is.
  • Have a total household income between 30% and 80% of the median family income in Bennington County, as shown in the chart below.

Ready to Apply?

If these requirements are agreeable to you, please complete the form provided to request an application, which we will send to you by mail.

You will also need to make copies of these documents to send in with your completed application.

  • Federal income tax returns, with your signature, and W-@ forms for the past 2 years.
  • Pay stubs for the past 4 months. These must be provided for everyone age 18 and older living in your home. If a member of the household is self-employed, please provide a profit-loss statement.
  • Proof of Annuities income.
  • Bank, credit union, and investment account statements for the past 2 months. These must include the account owner’s name, the account number, and the bank logo.
  • Loan Agreements.  For example, for your car, education, etc.
  • Proof of rental history. This may include a cancelled or copied rent check or money order-and, if you have lived in your current home for less than 12 months, the name and address of your current and previous landlords.
  • Proof of child support and/or public assistance. These may include court orders for child support or alimony, Social Security award letters, TANF statements, AFDC, disability, food stamps, etc.
  • Bankruptcy discharge documents.
  • Driver’s license copies.
  • Divorce decrees.

Thank you! We will mail your application within 3 business days.

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