Apply in June

Homeownership Program

Applications will be available starting Tuesday, May 25, 2021. Applications may be submitted starting Tuesday, June 1. The application deadline is Wednesday, June 30, 2021, at 5:30 p.m.

There is no application fee. Required documentation must be submitted with the application form.

There are three ways to get an application:

  • Pick up an application packet at the front entrance of the Habitat ReStore. The ReStore is open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • On Thursday, May 27, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., pick up an application packet at our “Open House” event at the SD Military Heritage Alliance (1600 W. Russell St., Sioux Falls). Program materials will be on display, and Habitat staff will be available to answer questions.
  • Download an application from the Habitat website.

Download Application

Application submission instructions are noted on the cover page of the application. Applications must be mailed or dropped off by the deadline. Online submissions are not allowed.

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

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

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.

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.