We are now accepting applications for the Lexington Habitat homeownership program.
Please read all program information below and review the available properties
before filling out an application. For questions, contact Catherine Mitchell, Family Services Manager, at (859)252-2224 Ext. 130 or CatherineM@lexhabitat.org.
Returning Your Application
Completed applications may be returned by (1) mailing to or placing in a drop box at 700 E Loudon Ave Lexington, KY 40505, (2) scanning and emailing to CatherineM@lexhabitat.org or (3) by fax to 859-252-0545. After an application is submitted, Lexington Habitat will respond by mail within 30 days. Applicants will be scored and ranked by level of need. Not all applications will be approved.
About The Homeownership Program
Through new construction and remodeled homes we offer a wide variety of quality, energy- efficient affordable housing opportunities in Lexington, Kentucky to qualified families.
Applicants Must Demonstrate the Following:
1. Substantial need for housing. Your housing must present one or more of the following issues:
Substandard – problems with heat, water, electricity, structure
Insufficient space – lacking enough bedrooms for the number of people in the household
Dangerous – located in unsafe or unsanitary living conditions
Inadequate – not suited for a family member who has a limitation
Subsidized for an extended period of time
2. Ability to Pay
Your income source(s) are consistent and show an ability to pay an affordable mortgage, utilities and home maintenance costs
Your income will allow you to pre-pay $1,200 towards loan closing costs
Your credit report and current debts are satisfactory
3. Willingness to partner with LHFH
Completing the application on time with all the requested information
Be willing to move to a new location within Lexington
Agree to complete sweat equity hours
Show that the homebuyer is ready for the responsibilities of owning and maintaining a home and yard
Requirements to Purchase a Habitat Home:
U.S. Residency – You must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or legal residency through a birth certificate, passport, permanent resident card, I-94 card, or other documentation provided by the U.S. government.
Local Residency/ Work History – You must have lived or worked in Fayette County, KY for one continuous year prior to application.
Monthly Income – Your gross monthly income must be at least $2,000 per month. Annual income from current sources must have been at least $24,000 for the 12 months prior to application. You must have been at the same job/had same income source for one year or had consistent income for two years prior to application.
Satisfactory Credit – Your credit report and current debt must be satisfactory. We will obtain your credit report and review it with you to see if you are eligible to proceed. Bankruptcy filings must have been discharged a minimum of three years prior to your application. Any foreclosures must have been settled at least 5 years prior to your application. Collection and charge off debt cannot exceed $2,000.
Have a total household income which does not exceed 60% of the median income for similar size families in Fayette County
Household Size/Maximum Income (2020):
Equal Housing Opportunity
The federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act prohibits creditors from discriminating against credit applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age (provided the applicant has the capacity to enter into a binding contract); because all or part of the applicant's income derives from any public assistance program; or because the applicant has in good faith exercised any right under the Consumer Credit Protection Act. The federal agency that administers compliance with this law concerning this creditor is the Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C. 20580.