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Are you interested in being our next partner family?

Syracuse Habitat for Humanity is opening a round of applications from March 1-31, 2024.


We are accepting applications for a renovated 3-bedroom, 1-bathroom home on the Near Westside in Syracuse, NY.  The house is a ranch with no basement.  We anticipate this project will be completed by the end of 2024, dependent on construction scheduling.

Download the application here or at the bottom of this page OR call us at 315-422-2230 to have one mailed to you.

Staff will be available by appointment to accept applications on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays in March from 9am-4pm.  Please call 315-422-2230 for an appointment.  Applications will also be accepted by mail.  However, incomplete applications will be returned, and no extensions will be permitted.  Be sure to provide everything on the checklist with the application.


Applications received after March 31, 2024 will not be accepted.

We evaluate applications based on NEED, ABILITY TO PAY, and WILLINGNESS TO PARTNER.

A successful Syracuse Habitat homebuyer:

  • Has a steady income. Total gross household annual income should be 30-60% of the HUD median income based on family size per chart below

  • Is a good credit risk, and able to qualify for an affordable home loan. We work with 3rd party lenders for mortgages and applicants must meet their credit standards.

  • Is in need of decent housing.

  • Is willing and able to invest at least 300 hours of Sweat Equity. Syracuse Habitat homebuyers help build their homes, as well as take classes and do other work to prepare to be a homeowner.

  • Is able to pay the required $1000 deposit.

  • Applicants must either be a US Citizen or provide proof of permanent residency status (green card).

  • Has not owned a home in the last three years.

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Application Steps

  1. Read over guidelines to see if the program might be a good fit.

  2. Complete Syracuse Habitat Application for Homeownership. Make sure to include all required documents. Incomplete applications will not be processed. The application is available for download below or by mail.  Call 315-422-2230 to have one mailed to you.

  3. Family Selection Committee will review applications to see if the applicant meets eligibility requirements listed above.

  4. Applicant meets with a mortgage lender & obtains a mortgage pre-qualification letter.

  5. Board of Directors votes on a selection

Note: this round of applications is for a single home. If multiple applicants meet the criteria above, the Family Selection Committee selects an applicant based on need.

Partner Families

For any questions or assistance, contact us at    315-422-2230 or

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