Apply for Home Ownership

APPLY FOR HOME OWNERSHIP

CURRENT OPENINGS:

Twelve openings in Roxbury Township, Morris County

We are looking for twelve families to purchase twelve condominiums that will be built on Main Street in Succasunna. Household size must be from 2 to 6 persons. Very low-, low- and moderate-income households are invited to apply. Total household income must be at least $28,000. Maximum income limits for applicants range from $52,964 for a two-person household to $76,505 for a six-person household.

Estimated maximum home price is $177,590, depending on income and bedroom size. Qualified applicants will be assigned a lottery number and the prospective homeowners will be selected via lottery by summer. Preference will be given to veteran applicants, but all are encouraged to apply.

To submit an application, you must attend one of four Program Information Meetings.

  1. Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at the Roxbury Library, 103 Main Street, Succasunna
  2. Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 12:30 p.m. at the Roxbury Library, 103 Main Street, Succasunna
  3. Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at the Roxbury Firehouse, 122 Main Street, Succasunna
  4. Saturday, June 30, 2018, at 12:30 p.m. at the Roxbury Library, 103 Main Street, Succasunna

Please pre-register for one of the mandatory meetings by completing and submitting the form below.

One opening in Passaic, Passaic County

We are looking for one family to purchase a home that will be renovated on Howe Avenue in Passaic in Passaic County. Household size must be from 3 to 6 persons. Low- and moderate-income households are invited to apply. Total household income must be at least $30,000. Maximum income limits for applicants range from $54,244 for a three-person household to $69,915 for a six-person household.

The home sale price will be $110,000 for a low-income applicant and $140,000 for a moderate-income applicant. Qualified applicants will be assigned a lottery number and the prospective homeowners will be selected via lottery by summer. Preference will be given to a current Passaic resident.

To submit an application, you must attend one of two Program Information Meetings.

  1. Thursday, May 24, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at Paterson Habitat for Humanity, 146 N 1st Street, Paterson
  2. Saturday, June 9, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at Paterson Habitat for Humanity, 146 N 1st Street, Paterson

Please pre-register for one of the mandatory meetings by completing and submitting the form below.

Space is very limited, so please leave children at home if possible. The sessions will start right on time. Doors will lock after five minutes, and no one will be admitted late.

To find out more about the program, contact Rehana Flessner, Director of Homeowner Relations, by email to rehana.flessner@morrishabitat.org or by calling 973.891.1934 ext. 107.

HOW TO APPLY:

You may print and submit a standard application form for our program even when we have no available homeownership opportunities, but please be aware the form will not be reviewed or processed at that time. All applications that are submitted will be kept in a secure and locked storage location. In order for your application to be considered, you must first attend one of our mandatory Program Information Meetings, which are offered at the beginning of each new project. You will then be asked to provide documents to support your application.

An in-depth review of the applicants’ finances, need for affordable housing and willingness to partner will be conducted by the Homeowner Relations Team. The process will include income verification, a credit check, and personal visits and interviews by team members.

Name (required)

Phone Number (required)

Email (required)

Please choose a Program Information Meeting: (required)

Number of Attendees (required)
(Please remember space is limited, please try to keep the number of people attending to a minimum and leave your children at home if possible)

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:

First Name (required)

Last Name (required)

Street Address (required)

Apartment Number (required)

City (required)

State (required)

Zip Code (required)

Your Telephone Number (required)

Your Email (required)

List every person who would live with you in the Habitat house:

Person #1

Name

Relationship to you

Sex

Age

Person #2

Name

Relationship to you

Sex

Age

Person #3

Name

Relationship to you

Sex

Age

Person #4

Name

Relationship to you

Sex

Age

Person #5

Name

Relationship to you

Sex

Age

Person #6

Name

Relationship to you

Sex

Age

Finally, are you or someone in your household a veteran of the United States Armed Forces?

Does anyone in the household have special needs requiring accessibility features in the house?

If yes, please describe:

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.