Application Process

The first step in the partnership process is completing the program application.


Individuals or families interested in applying for Holston Habitat for Humanity’s homeownership program can request an application by calling the office at 423-239-7689. Or, you can download the Homeownership Application and mail to PO Box 5265, Kingsport, TN 37663.


Applications may also be picked up in person at the Holston Habitat for Humanity office located in Kingsport, TN. Call 423-239-7689 for directions.

Applications should be filled out completely and returned to the Holston Habitat for Humanity office along with any supporting documentation that is required. The application packet will be reviewed and processed by Homeowner Services.


Applicants will be notified of any additional documentation that is needed and will be updated periodically on the status of their application.  Financial analyses, credit checks and other verifications will be completed by Homeowner Services.  Members of the Homeowner Selection Committee will complete a home visit to assess the applicant’s need for improved housing and willingness to partner. Final approval of an application is determined by Holston Habitat for Humanity’s Board of Directors.


Qualified applicants will receive a Letter of Acceptance and sign a Partnership Agreement with Holston Habitat for Humanity.  Applicants who do not qualify will receive a formal Denial Letter that includes the reason for denial and a list of resources within the community that may be able to assist.  The application process takes approximately 2 months.  The process may be longer for applicants who do not submit all required documentation or a fully completed application.
Application approval to homeownership takes approximately 6 to 18 months. Holston Habitat for Humanity is a long term homeownership program and is not designed to assist with immediate housing needs.


Did you know that you can download and print your application right from the website?

What is Sweat Equity?

One of the features that sets the Habitat for Humanity program apart is Sweat Equity, or hands-on work each approved applicant contributes.

Looking for Volunteer Information?

Not looking to apply for a home through the Habitat Program, but still want to give your time to your community?

Become a Volunteer

Submit an Application

It's easy - just download and print your Application, fill it out and mail it back to us. We'll review your application and reach out to you to take the next steps together.


Holston Habitat for Humanity is a Special Purpose Credit Program that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, familial status, age, disability; because all or part of the applicant's income derives from any public assistance program; or because the applicant has exercised in good faith any right under the Consumer Credit Protection Act.