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Homeownership Program

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Passaic County Habitat homeowner. We believe that everyone should have a safe, affordable place to call home.

To carry out our vision, we partner with individuals and families from application through construction to when the keys are handed over.

Applications are closed.

If you would like to be notified of our NEXT application cycle
please fill out the notification form below annually.
HO form

Sign up for Email Notifications 
for Future Application Cycles (2023)

This form will add you to our notification list for future application cycles. This is NOT a form to request an application


Este formulario lo agregará a nuestra lista de notificaciones para futuros ciclos de solicitud. Este NO es un formulario para solicitar una solicitud

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Purchasing a Habitat Home

During an open application period, you may submit an application to Passaic County Habitat for Humanity. Please note, that each project has its own set of homebuyer requirements. Potential applicants will begin by submitting an application to help determine if they meet our eligibility requirements. All potential homebuyers will go through rigorous screening including credit and background checks, and employment verification. 

Important Things to Know

Application Cycles 

Sign up to be notified as soon as we have an application cycle open. We only open applications when we have homes ready to sell. Typically, it takes up to 12 -18 months from when a qualified buyer submits an application to purchase their home. Because build cycles can be difficult to predict as we wait for external processes, we aren’t able to give an exact date before opening a new cycle. 

Submitting your Application & Materials
  • Applications are only valid for the homes listed in the application packet you receive or download.

  • Your household size is determined by who will live with you in your Habitat home. 

  • Applications are entered into a random selection process.

  • Each application will be assigned a random, computer-generated number.

  • The assigned number will determine the order in which your application will be considered.

  • Based on the number assigned to you in the lottery, we will send you a letter requesting documentation to complete the application.

  • Applicants will have 10 business days to submit the required documentation.

  • After the application processing period, a decision will be made on the application and a notice will be sent.  

  • If you want to apply again in the future, you’ll have to submit a new application.


We are pledged to the letter & spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military status, sex, age, disability, marital status, lawful source of income or familial status.

Every donation helps a family build a place to call home.

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