How the Process Works

Before building begins, Habitat conducts orientation sessions for prospective applicants. Attendance at one of the Homeowner Applicant Orientations is required of all applicants. These meetings will be posted in the Events Section of this website when scheduled.

At Homeowner Applicant Orientations, the applicant receives useful information on Habitat for Humanity and the application process.  The Family Selection Committee reviews applications and selects eligible families for home visits. The Board of Directors approve all qualified applicants. The Committee recommends qualified applicants to the Board of Trustees, which approves the final applicants.  The families are then selected by lottery from the final applicants.

How can you get your name in the Applicant Database?

Send us an email with your name, address, and phone number telling us that you would like to be in our applicant database. Send your email to :

What happens next?

Shortly before starting a new construction project, we begin the family selection process and we will send you a notice about the upcoming Applicant Orientations (you must attend one meeting).

Who can help me?

If you have additional questions please contact us at (908) 704-0016 x14.