We are now accepting applications for Homeownership

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications from Veteran and Military households for a home in the Westmont / West Athens community of Los Angeles. Applications are due July 20, 2015 (postmarked or in Habitat LA’s office on or before 5:00 pm) 

Interested, Apply Today! 

Veteran or Military households interested in applying are strongly encouraged to attend a Habitat LA’s Information Session.

What: Habitat LA’s Information Sessions will provide interested Veteran or Military households information on our program criteria and partnership requirements. Eligible applicants only need to attend one of the following dates.  If you are not able to attend an information session, contact our office to pick up an application. Please note the following:

  • No reservation needed.
  • Sessions begin promptly on time.
  • Late arrivals will be invited to another session.
  • Only the adult household member applying for Homeownership should attend
  • Childcare will not be available, so please plan accordingly

When: Wednesday, July 1 or July 8, 2015
6:00 – 7:15 pm, English Information Session
7:30 – 8:45 pm, Spanish Information Session

Where: Habitat LA’s Affiliate Headquarters, 8739 Artesia Blvd, Bellflower CA 90706
Parking available onsite

When: July 11, 2015
English: 8:30 – 9:45 am, 10:00 am – 11:15 am and 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Spanish: 8:30 – 9:45 am, 10:00 am – 11:15 am and 11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Where: New Mont Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 402 East El Segundo Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90061 
Parking available onsite

We are accepting applications for the following housing project:

Project 1: 1232 West 101th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90044
We are accepting applications from Veterans and Military households for the following housing project. Applications are due July 20, 2015 (postmarked or in Habitat LA’s office on or before 5:00 pm)

Habitat LA Future Projects

Habitat LA will be building in the City of Inglewood and other areas in county of Los Angeles.  Click here to learn more about the project in the City of Inglewood.  If you are interested in applying for the Hyde Park Project click here to join our interest list.

How the Program Works:

Our homeownership program is designed to assist low income; first-time homebuyers achieve their dream of homeownership. Habitat homes are sold to partner homebuyers at no profit and financed with affordable loans. Interested applicants must submit an application meet program eligibility requirements. With the support of community partners, donors and volunteers, Habitat LA constructs new or renovates existing homes alongside Habitat Partner Homebuyers. In addition to a down payment and monthly mortgage payments, homeowners invest Sweat Equity hours building their future Habitat home and the homes of other Habitat Homebuyers. Habitat homes are sold to Partner Homebuyers at no profit and financed with affordable loans.

Program Criteria:

  1. Homebuyers must be able to demonstrate they can afford a zero-percent interest or zero-percent interest equivalent mortgage loan and a small down payment
  2. Homebuyers must fall within program income guidelines. See below for current program income guidelines:
    2015 Income Eligibility Guidelines*
    Number of People in Household 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
    Minimum Income Limit $17,450 $19,950 $22,450 $24,900 $28,410 $32,570 $36,730 $40,890
    Maximum Income Limit $46,500 $53,150 $59,800 $66,400  $71,750 $77,050 $82,350 $87,650
    *Note income guidelines are subject to change per the Department of Housing and Development (HUD) and vary per development
  3. Homebuyers must have good credit (no recent bankruptcies, collections, liens or judgments)
  4. Homebuyers must be able to make a small down payment
  5. Homebuyers must demonstrate a need for decent and affordable housing
  6. Homebuyers must be willing to partner with Habitat LA by completing the following:
  7. All household members must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident

Contact Homeowner Relations Department at (310) 323-4663 ext. 115 or send an email to home@habitatla.org if you have any questions.  We hope to partner with you soon!

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles provides equal housing opportunities for all, and ensures fair and equal access to its programs and services regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, familial status, disability, marital status, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, source of income, or other characteristics protected by law. Veterans and Military Household designation is permissible under the Fair Housing Act, so long as the restriction does not operate to exclude a class protected by the Act. Thus, the housing must be offered to any qualified veteran or military household, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability or familial status. 42 U.S.C. 3601-19