Apply for Home Ownership

APPLY FOR HOME OWNERSHIP

New Homeownership Opportunity at 501 Edith Road in Roxbury, NJ!

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Qualified families who submitted an application on Tuesday, April 26, will be assigned a lottery number and the prospective homeowners will be selected via lottery at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17.

If you would like to be notified by email about upcoming selections for future openings, please fill out the online form at the bottom of this page.

To find out more about the program, contact Loretta Rivers, Director of Family Services, by email to loretta.rivers@morrishabitat.org or by calling 973.891.1934 ext. 153.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

  1. All potential applicants must attend a Program Information Meeting. These meetings are held at the beginning of each household selection period. Applications will be available at the conclusion of these meetings.
  2. Submit the application with all of the required documents by the due date which will be announced at the Program Information Meeting.
  3. Habitat calculates your income, pulls a credit report and reviews your finances.
  4. After an applicant qualifies financially, a home visit is conducted. Two members of the Family Selection Committee will arrange a time to visit and interview at the applicant’s current residence. All members of the household must be present at this meeting. The need for our housing program and the applicant’s willingness to participate are discussed at this meeting.
  5. All fully qualified applicants are then entered into a lottery for the available house(s).
  6. If you are picked at the lottery, a criminal background check will be run on all household members, aged 16 and above. A previous conviction may disqualify an applicant from homeownership. In determining eligibility, Morris Habitat for Humanity will consider several factors. Documents outlining the policy will be provided upon request.
  7. An in-take meeting is then held at the Habitat office where all paperwork is reviewed and signed.

MAILING LIST FOR FUTURE OPENINGS:

Please fill out the following form to get on our mailing list. This is the easiest way to find out about upcoming selections:

Due to the nature of Habitat’s program requirements, we cannot help families in emergency situations. For immediate housing assistance, call 2-1-1 or visit http://www.nj211.org/  to connect to such services through the NJ 2-1-1 Partnership.

Non-Discrimination Statement: We are pledged to the letter and 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 because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.