Hoping to own a home? Habitat provides you with the support to be successful in your Habitat home-buying journey. We can help you buy a home you love with a mortgage you can afford.

Why buy with Habitat?

  • Low-interest mortgage with affordable monthly payments
  • Habitat homeownership program education guides you through the Habitat home-buying journey and prepares you for the responsibilities of being a homeowner
  • We are a trusted partner. For over 30 years, GDM Habitat has helped more than 400 families and individuals buy an affordable home.
  • Not ready yet? The GDM Habitat Financial Foundation for Success program offers classes and one-on-one counseling to help you understand credit, pay off debt, build your savings, and reach your financial and housing goals.

Are you eligible?

Review the Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity Homeownership Program Family Selection Criteria to learn more about qualifying for this program.
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Get Started

The GDM Habitat homeownership program offers qualified families and individuals the opportunity for an affordable mortgage. The application process takes several months, and the homeownership program typically takes between 12 and 24 months to complete. To begin your application, you must complete the pre-screening form during an open application period using either our online form or a paper form (see instructions below).
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Open Application Periods in 2022

If you are interested in applying for the homeownership program, please call the Habitat office at (515) 471-8686 to make an appointment with our Family Services team.

Pre-Screening Form Instructions


Start the Online Pre-Screening Form

Pre-Screening Form Instructions


To complete your pre-screening form using the paper form, download and print the PDF. You may also contact us to have a pre-screening form mailed to you.
After completing your pre-screening form, mail it to:
Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity
ATTN: Leah Hall
P.O. Box 716
Des Moines, IA 50303
Mailed forms must be postmarked within an Open Application Period. Forms and required documentation must be submitted through the online form or by mail; we are unable to accept pre-screening forms and documents at the office or by email.
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Additional Requirements

In addition to the pre-screening form, applicants must provide the following:
  • $25.00 money order (payable to GDMHFH) or online payment for nonrefundable credit report fee.
  • Copies of your three most recent months of pay stubs or income history for all adults living in the household.
  • A copy of a valid photo ID for any applicant.

Fair Housing

We Do Business in Accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law
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Interpreters available upon request.

GDM Habitat for Humanity

2200 E. Euclid Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50317


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