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Please contact Denise, our Homeowner Services Coordinator with any questions at 320-762-4255.


Am I Eligible?

Habitat homeowners are selected based on the following criteria:

     1. Need for housing

  • Does your current home have health, safety or affordability issues?
  • Do you have fewer bedrooms than necessary for the size of your family?

     2. Ability to pay

  • Are you free of any collections, delinquencies or bankruptcies?
  • Does your income fall within 30-80% of the area median income for Douglas County?
Household Size Minimum-Maximum Income
1 person $20,450-$54,400
2 people $23,350-$62,200
3 people $26,250-$69,950
4 people $31,200-$77,700
5 people $36,580-$83,950
6 people $41,960-$90,150
7 people $47,340-$96,350
8 people $52,720-$102,600


     3. Willingness to partner

  • Are you willing to contribute 200 hours of sweat equity?
  • Are you willing to participate in education and training programs?

     4. Lived or worked in Douglas County for at least the previous 12 months


About Our Homes

A typical new house has about 1,200 square feet of finished living space. Most homes have three bedrooms and one bathroom. Habitat uses green building practices to make homes and their utilities affordable. Homes are built with volunteers led by our Construction Manager.


What does it cost?

Habitat homes are a hand up. Homeowners make regular monthly mortgage payments, which are recycled to help build more Habitat homes.


How do I apply?

Call our office at 320-762-4255 to get your name on the list to receive an application or fill out the form below.

Homeownership Application Inquiry
First Name *
Last Name *
Address Line 1 *
City *
State/Province *
Postal Code *


Habitat is an equal housing opportunity.



  • Habitat Office
    Habitat Office

    1211 N Nokomis NE
    Alexandria, MN 56308

    Office Hours:
    8 am - 5 pm

  • ReStore

    1211 N Nokomis NE
    Alexandria, MN 56308

    Store Hours:
    9 am - 5 pm

    Donation Hours:
    Call 320-759-1989
    to schedule