Habit for Humanity Chicago
Formerly "Windy City Habitat for Humanity"

Become a homeowner with Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity believes that all hard-working individuals and families should have access to the benefits and stability of homeownership. In this belief, we are committed to partnering with families to build simple, decent, and affordable housing.

Being a Habitat "partner family" means more than just purchasing a home: it means being a part of a community of people working together to make you a successful homeowner. You will work alongside community volunteers and your fellow partner families to build your neighbors and your own home; you will take classes on homeownership and financial planning; you will have the full support of Habitat staff, volunteer advocates, and your peer cohort throughout the whole program; and we will all celebrate together the day you turn your key on your new home!

View home floorplans.

Read homeowner testimonials.

Review the qualification checklist.

Applications are accepted twice a year. To learn the dates and deadlines for submitting applications and documentation, call the office to speak with Michelle at 312-563-0296, ext15.

Our application period is closed until further notice.

Friends and Family Sweat Equity Hours

Family and friends of partner families can donate their volunteer hours towards a Partner Family's sweat equity target. Partner Families can use this form to notify Habitat staff of the donation, so it can be added to the Partner Family's record.

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