Lancaster/Northumberland Habitat for Humanity conducts periodic application drives when we have the resources to begin a new project. Notices will be posted on our webpage, Facebook page, in local media, and in local businesses. Click on the documents linked below for steps you can take now to be ready for the next application drive. For more information, call the office at 804-435-3461 or e-mail

How to qualify for a

Habitat home

Prospective Habitat homeowners must demonstrate a need for safe, affordable housing.

Once selected, Habitat homeowners agree to partner with us throughout the process. This partnership includes performing “sweat equity,” or helping to build their own home or the homes of others in our homeownership program. Sweat equity can also include taking homeownership classes or performing volunteer work in our resale store. 

Homeowners must also be able and willing to pay an affordable mortgage. Mortgage payments are cycled back into the community to help build additional Habitat houses.

Required docs final 2022

Pre-Qualification Checklist 2022

Habitat works to eliminate barriers to a better, healthier, more financially stable life.

With our help, homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better future for themselves and their families.

Financial Tips 2022

Sweat Equity