Homeownership Program

Apply now — Habitat home in Canton, SD!

This existing 4-bedroom, 2-bath twin home was built by Habitat in 2015. We are seeking a qualified applicant to help rehab and purchase this home in 2021, through the Homeownership Program. Income guidelines and selection criteria must be met.

  • Please note: We are not currently accepting applications for any Sioux Falls openings. Our application for Sioux Falls properties is scheduled to begin in June 2021.

Deadline to apply for Canton home?

Completed applications and all supporting documentation must be received at Habitat by close of business on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. A drop box for completed applications is located just inside the entrance of the Habitat ReStore. Applications can also be mailed.

  • Habitat ReStore hours are 10-6, Tuesday through Saturday.
  • Habitat administrative office hours are 8:30-5:30, Monday through Friday.

Questions about the application or the home purchase program?

Lisa Ross, Homeowner Services Coordinator
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sioux Falls, Inc.
721 East Amidon Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Is Habitat not the right fit for you? We have compiled a list of other housing programs and resources that might be able to assist you with your housing needs.

How does the Habitat Homeownership Program work?

Habitat is a hand up, not a handout. Qualified applicants must have a need, ability to pay and a willingness to partner. Applicants selected to partner with Habitat complete 300 hours of sweat equity, which includes homeowner education and construction work on their home or other Habitat homes. Homebuyer partners then purchase their home. Habitat finances the sale with affordable mortgage loans. The mortgage income Habitat receives each month helps build future affordable homes.

Benefits of Habitat Homeownership

Every home is a building block.

No matter who we are or where we come from, we all deserve to have a decent life. Affordable housing is a serious problem in Greater Sioux Falls. Because of increased housing costs and growing income inequality, one in nine households in South Dakota spend half or more of their income on housing. Virtually nowhere in the U.S. can a full-time minimum-wage employee afford a one-bedroom apartment. In Sioux Falls, it takes a 60-hour workweek. These burdens leave households with little income to afford the cost of food, health care and other basic necessities.

Habitat for Humanity’s Homeownership Program puts families on a new path — one where stability and self-reliance are actually obtainable. Habitat homeowners receive financial education, help build their houses and pay an affordable mortgage.

Through shelter, we empower.

How can I support the program?

By getting involved with Habitat, you can make a hands-on difference. You’ll change the lives of people who need homes and change your own life through the experience of joining the Habitat community.

Equal Housing Opportunity

Habitat does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, handicap, religion, family status, national origin, source of income, or exercise of rights under the Consumer Credit Protection Act.