Home Construction

Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner-partner families.

New Home Construction

Habitat homes are affordable to families with low incomes, because the houses are modest, built largely by volunteers and the families themselves, and are sold at no-profit with a no-interest mortgage. Habitat for Humanity is about helping families that go to work every day to pay their bills and raise their children, but are priced out of the costly real estate market.

Each of our homeowner-partner families:

  • Makes a down payment.
  • Makes monthly mortgage payments.
  • Invests hundreds of hours of their own labor – sweat equity – into building their own house and the houses of others.
  • Homeowners are selected based on their need for housing, their ability to repay a mortgage and their willingness to work in partnership with Habitat.

The finances of a working family are improved by gaining equity in home ownership. Home ownership provides some measure of control over a basic element of life: shelter. Habitat for Humanity brings stability, pride and self worth to hard working families through home ownership. This control and sense of investment in the community are crucial to breaking the attitude and cycle of poverty.

Habitat is a hand up, not a hand out.

How to Apply

Public meetings are announced when openings arise. Follow us on Facebook for updates.


  • Willingness to live where we build within the Salt Lake County area
  • Proof of United States citizenship or legal alien resident status
  • Proof that ou have lived or worked with Salt Lake County for the last 12 months
  • Proof that annual family income falls within the Federally determined range
  • Willingness and ability of each adult to donate 225 sweat equity hours 
  • Authorization for routine employment, earnings, background, and credit checks

ALL persons applying for homeownership & co-applicants MUST attend meeting and MUST sign-in. Picture ID is required for ALL applicants AND co-applicants to be eligible to receive an application. Public Meetings are the ONLY time and place applications are distributed. Meeting starts promptly at 6:30PM and doors will be closed and locked once the meeting begins. Space is limited on a first come, first serve basis. When capacity is reached, doors will be closed and locked.

Public Meetings are for adult applicants only. No children allowed. Please make your own child care arrangements. The meeting room is accessible to persons with disabilities.

If you have any needs or concerns, contact Kandace Diggs .

Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity
801-263-0136 ext 4
1276 South 500 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101