APPLICATIONS FOR THE JONESBORO HOME BUILD ARE NOW OPEN UNTIL MARCH 31, 2024.

Habitat home ownership is a hand up, not a handout. We service Ouachita, Lincoln and Jackson Parish.

We believe in the positive power of affordable home ownership. Owning a home is an excellent way to put down roots in a community, to have a healthy place to live that you can call your own, and to provide your family with strength, self-reliance, and stability.

HFHNL offers affordable home ownership by partnering with the community to build quality, energy efficient homes using as much donated labor and materials as possible. We then sell the homes to qualified applicants with zero-interest mortgages and affordable monthly payments based on income.

House design: HFHNL is not a custom home builder. Our homes are designed to focus on providing simple, decent housing that “fits” the household size and accessibility needs. The homes are very energy efficient to save you money far into the future.

TO QUALIFY

Must be a resident of Northeast Louisiana for at least 6 months.

NEED

A need for affordable housing means you are unable to obtain adequate housing through conventional means, and your current housing includes issues such as:

  • rent is too high, or
  • housing is overcrowded, or
  • it is inaccessible,  or
  • neighborhood is unsafe, or
  • there are health &  safety issues due to poor maintenance.

WILLINGNESS

Our program is possible thanks to community support, and Habitat home buyers are expected to contribute 250 hours of volunteer labor to support our mission.   

This “sweat equity” does more than help to make the home affordable—it creates a positive community and offers the skills & knowledge you’ll need to be a successful homeowner.

ABILITY TO PAY

You must have a steady source of income to be able to repay your mortgage loan and your annual property taxes/insurance (see chart below for current income guidelines). Must be within 80% of the median area household income

Applicants should also have decent credit and a history of paying bills on time with no outstanding liens or judgments. 

2024 MEDIAN INCOME GUIDELINES – OUACHITA PARISH

Household SizeMinimum IncomeMaximum Income
113,00034,650
214,85039,600
316,70044,550
418,50049,500
520,05053,500
621,55057,450
723,05061,400
824,50065,350

2024 MEDIAN INCOME GUIDELINES – LINCOLN PARISH

Household SizeMinimum IncomeMaximum Income
113,45035,750
215,35040,850
317,25045,950
419,15051,050
520,70055,150
622,25059,250
723,75063,350
825,30067,400

2024 MEDIAN INCOME GUIDELINES – JACKSON PARISH

Household SizeMinimum IncomeMaximum Income
112,75033,900
214,55038,750
316,35043,600
418,15048,400
519,65052,300
621,10056,150
722,55060,050
824,00063,900

Download and fill out the application if you meet the criteria specified. Additional guidelines and helpful checklists are also part of the download.

To mail in an application, use the following address:

Habitat for Humanity of North Louisiana

P.O. Box 2182, Monroe, LA 71207

To submit an application in person, use the following address:

Habitat for Humanity of North Louisiana

2816 Deborah Drive, Monroe, LA 71201