Applications Closed

The pre-application period for our homeownership program is closed.

If you started a pre-application prior to the closure, you must complete it and submit it for receipt in our office by June 11th, 2021 (not postmarked by June 11th, 2021) to be considered for the Homeownership Program.

Pre-applications will re-open again in September. You can be notified of openings by signing up for the newsletter, checking this site, or reaching out to the Family Services Manager. When the pre-application period is re-opened, interested applicants can follow the steps below to access the pre-application.

  • Read Program Guidelines

    • These guidelines outline our basic criteria needed for applicants to qualify for our program and can be viewed here.


  • Complete the Pre-Application

    • When the pre-applications are reopened, applicants can submit a pre-application by mailing or dropping off completed packets to our office at:

      108 Magnolia Street
      Santa Cruz, CA 950652

      or submit via email to

    • Pre-applications confirm that your household meets basic program guidelines, which include income, U.S. Legal Residency, and confirmation of first-time homeownership.


  • Attend an Orientation

    • Orientation is a free, 40-minute class that covers everything you need to know about partnering with Habitat and is held monthly during the open application period.