apply for homeownership

Habitat for Humanity of Kenosha builds homes in partnership with qualifying partner families and the community and then sells the homes at an affordable rate to partnering families. Kenosha Habitat also prepares partner families to be successful homeowners.

There are 3 major qualifications for applying for a Habitat home:


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Habitat for Humanity of Kenosha uses a closed application system. We will be accepting applications during the following dates each year:

  • March 1st at 9:00 am - March 15th at 4:00 pm

  • Sept. 1st at 9:00 am - Sept. 15th at 4:00 pm

Any applications sent outside of these time periods will be sent back.

Application period
is closed at this time.

what happens now?

complete application

Complete the application above. You may mail it or drop it off at our office: 6203 28th Avenue Kenosha. Applications must be received prior to the deadline. If you need to pick up a physical copy of the application, please call the office (262-925-0360) to set up a pick up time. Before submitting the completed application, be sure to make a copy for yourself.  If you are not chosen this time, you may be eligible to apply for the next house.  This step takes about 1 month.

application review

After your application is submitted, staff will pull civil/criminal records and obtain your credit report. Staff will request references and documentation from you (e.g., tax returns, pay stubs, bank statements) for review.  You will then be invited for a one-hour, in-office or phone interview.  This step takes about 1 month.

home interview

Habitat representatives will visit your home to meet your family, tour your current residence, and review your family budget.  This step takes about 1 month.

board of directors’ approval

After completing an orientation session, your application will be presented to the Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors for final approval.  This step takes about 1.5 months.

Approved families then move on to complete the 250 hours (single adult) or 500 hours (2 or more adults) of sweat equity on their own home and the home of fellow Habitat homeowners and other projects. Construction times vary on each home, but closing and move-in is generally within a year of a family’s approval.  As the house nears completion, we’ll celebrate with a dedication for the sponsors, volunteers, and the family.