Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity >


To apply for a home, we require that you attend a home orientation meeting (meetings are mandatory to apply). As of right now, we are holding our orientations through Zoom meetings. The dates and times for the orientations are listed below. Please look over all of the information provided on this page and fill out the form at the bottom with the orientation date/time you would like to attend. We will then send you the Zoom link needed for the date you choose. 


September 20, 2022 at 10:00am OR 6:00pm

October 12, 2022 at 11:00am OR 6:00pm

How are partner families selected?

A family selection committee selects homeowners based on their level of need, their willingness to become partners in the program, and their ability to repay the mortgage loan. The family selection committee follows the laws set by the Equal Housing Opportunity and every affiliate follows a nondiscriminatory policy of family selection that neither race nor religion is a factor in choosing the families who receive Habitat homes.

Is owning a Habitat home right for you?

Habitat for Humanity provides a hand up, not a hand out, to hard-working families with low incomes who are willing to partner with Habitat as homeowners. Our program is not a quick fix and, if you are chosen to be in the program, it typically takes up to 2 years to complete the program before being able to move into your home.

Habitat Homeowners:
  • Earn a sufficient income to pay an affordable mortgage on their future home
  • Strengthen the local community by paying property taxes and utilities in addition to spending disposable income locally
  • Invest 350-500 "sweat equity" hours into building their own home, other future homeowner's homes, and participating in financial and home maintenance classes
  • Work for local employers
  • Are required to keep homes maintained and in good condition in accordance with the Habitat covenants
  • May not rent their homes to encourage safer, owner-occupied neighborhoods

The 3 criteria for becoming a Habitat Homeowner are need, ability to pay, and a willingness to partner.

Eligible applicants must:
  • Be citizens or legal residents of the U.S. 
  • Live or work in our territory of Southern Kane County* for one year prior to applying. Please look at map below.
  • Have a need for affordable housing due to unsafe living conditions, overcrowding, accessibility issues, or rent higher than 30% of income
  • Ability to pay a mortgage by earning a stable income that falls within Habitat's income guidelines (guideline below)
  • Have good credit with consistent payment history
  • Not have bankruptcies in the past 3 years
  • Work 350-500 "sweat equity" hours (hours have no monetary value towards the purchase of a home)
  • Be willing share your story, speak with the media and churches, help at fundraising events, and share pictures of family on social media
  • Take financial and homeowner maintenance classes
  • Be willing to enter into a 30 year partnership with Fox Valley Habitat and adhere to covenant restrictions in all mortgage documents
What you would be responsible for as a homeowner 
  • Mortgage on home 
  • Home Owner's Insurance 
  • All Utilities: Water, sewer, gas, electric, garbage, cable/internet
  • All repairs to the home and appliances
  • Responsible for maintaining the outside of home, grass/shrubs/trees, & snow removal

Equal Housing.jpg

BASED ON HUD AREA MEDIAN INCOME $107,800.00 - 30%-80%

Household income based on the number of people living in the household. 

2022 HUD income2+.jpg

  • If you have 2 or more incomes, add the 2 incomes to get a total for your family
  • If you receive other income, such as Social Security, documented child support (court ordered), disability, or retirement, please add to get a total income for your household size

*Our territory is in Southern Kane County from Route 38 South to Route 71 and Route 59 West to Somonauk Road. Must live or work in our territory for at least one year to apply.



Orientation Dates - Please choose one date & time to attend & follow the directions highlighted below: 

September20, 2022 at 10:00am OR 6:00pm

October 12, 2022 at 11:00am OR 6:00pm


To attend an orientation meeting and have the option to receive an application, please fill out the form below with your information and orientation date/time you would like to attend and the Zoom link will be emailed to you.

After attending a meeting and requesting an application, you will have 30 days to complete and return it to us. Once we receive your application, you will get a written response within 30 days. Please note, if you are chosen to be in the program, it typically takes up to 2 years to complete the program before moving into a home.

Filling out this form is NOT an application.


  Your Information:










If you respond and have not already registered, you will receive a confirmation email.


What's this?



Visually impaired? Click here to have an audio challenge played.  You will then need to enter the code that is spelled out.
Change image

   Please leave this field empty