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How to Apply

To apply for the Habitat homeownership program, you must attend an information meeting to receive an application. Meetings are held twice each quarter at Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Rochester. To receive a mailed piece with the dates of our next meetings, please call our office at (585) 546-1470, M-F from 9-5.  Click here to view our homeownership brochure which contains additional program details.

Homeowner Information 2013 Meeting Dates

Space is limited, call 546-1470 to register for the meeting of your choice. Registration is required for admittance. 
Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Meetings held at:
Consumer Credit Counseling  Service of Rochester (CCCS)
1000 University Avenue
Suite 900
Rochester, NY  14607
Space is limited, call 546-1470 to register for the meeting of your choice. Registration is required for admittance. 
CCCS is handicap accessible.



Families who meet our income guidelines, demonstrate a need for decent, affordable housing and who have a minimum of credit and debt issues will be referred to our Family Selection Committee.
Volunteers interview applicants to determine their level of need, willingness to become partners in the program, and their ability to repay the no-interest mortgage.
Families with incomes of at least $15,000 but no more than 60% of the median income for Monroe County are eligible to apply. (For example, income for a family of four may not exceed $40,000). Families must be willing to live in the City of Rochester in neighborhoods that are undergoing revitalization. Our homeowners are pioneers who are committed to working together to improve the safety and livability of their communities.
Families must be U.S. Citizens, have green cards or Resident Alien status to qualify.
We fully support the Equal Housing Opportunity Act and follow a nondiscriminatory policy of family selection.

Selection process

  1. Once we receive your application, we request a credit report, then we contact you with the next steps. If credit is not up to requirements, Habitat staff will work with you to develop a plan to resolve/repair credit issues if your family appears otherwise eligible for the program.
  2. Representatives from the Family Selection Committee will meet with you to review your application and important information such as income and budget. You may need to provide additional details to supplement the information in your application.
  3. Upon approval of the committee, your application is sent to our Leadership Council for approval. Once approved, your family may begin building the 450 hours of "sweat equity" (volunteering to build Habitat houses).

Sweat Equity

Once you have been approved for the program, you may begin your sweat equity hours on our construction sites. You may discuss with our Housing Services Coordinator, Carole Castle, some ways to acquire volunteer hours through a church, school or other not-for-profit organization.




Flower City Habitat for Humanity
755 Culver Road | Rochester, NY 14609
Tel: 585.546.1470 | Fax: 585.546.1549