General Questions

Q: What is Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, and what do you do?

A: Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver is a homeownership program that builds and sells homes to hard-working families in need of decent and affordable housing. We are an independently funded affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. To learn more about our mission and history, click here.

Q: Are Habitat homes given away?

A: No. Our homes are built in partnership with low-income families. Partner families pay for closing costs and make affordable monthly mortgage payments. Partner families are required to invest 200 hours (per adult) of their own labor into building their Habitat house and the houses of others, as well as attend a series of Home Buyer Education classes. Click here to find out more about our Homeownership Program.

Q: What kinds of homes do you build?

A: Habitat Metro Denver builds single-family homes, duplexes, and townhomes ranging from two to five bedrooms. Learn more about our homes.

In addition to new construction, we partner with families in Denver’s Globeville neighborhood to complete home repairs. Click here for more information about our Home Repair program. 

Q: Where do you build your homes?

A: We build in the following counties: Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas and Jefferson. If you are interested in getting involved with Habitat outside of the metro Denver area, visit Habitat for Humanity of Colorado for a map of other affiliates in Colorado.

Q: What is the House for a House tithing program?

A: Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver is blessed with the resources to have built over 500 homes in the local community, and we want our international neighbors to have the same opportunity. For every home we build in metro Denver, we sponsor a home in another country through Habitat for Humanity International. To date, we have contributed over $2 million to communities around the world. To learn more about our global work, click here.    


Q: How can I volunteer with Habitat Metro Denver?

A: There are many ways to get involved with Habitat Metro Denver. Volunteers can work on construction sites, in our ReStores, or in other areas throughout the organization. For a comprehensive list of volunteer opportunities, visit our Volunteer page.

Q: What are the age requirements to volunteer with Habitat?

A: Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to work on a new construction site or in a ReStore on their own. There are opportunities for youth under 16 to volunteer with a parent or guardian. For more information on youth opportunities, click here.

Q: Do I need previous construction experience to volunteer on a Habitat construction site?

A: No. Anyone who wants to help and is at least 16 years old is welcome to volunteer on a construction site. Site supervisors will provide you with tools and equipment and teach you how to use them.

Q: What days can I volunteer?

A: Build days are typically Wednesdays - Saturdays, year-round. ReStore shifts are available seven days a week, year-round. To see all volunteer opportunities currently available, click here.

Q: Can groups of people volunteer?

A: Yes. Volunteer groups help build homes, perform home repairs, and support our ReStore operations. To learn more about group volunteer opportunities, click here.

Q: Can I fulfill court-ordered community service at Habitat?

A: Court-ordered community service can be completed at our ReStores. We do not accommodate court-ordered community service volunteers with charges related to theft or aggression. To learn more about our court-ordered community service program, click here.


Q: What types of donations does Habitat Metro Denver accept?

A: There are many ways you can donate and support Habitat Metro Denver, including cash and in-kind donations. For a full list of ways you can donate, please visit our Ways to Donate page.

Q: How do I make a cash donation?

A: Cash donations can be made online through our secure Donate Now form. You can also donate via check or Money Order payable to Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, 3245 Eliot Street, Denver, CO 80211, or by phone with a credit card by calling 720-496-2733

Q: How do I donate building materials or other items to Habitat?

A: We accept in-kind donations such as fixtures, furniture and building materials through our ReStores (home improvement outlets that raise money for Habitat Metro Denver). You can drop off items at any of the ReStore locations during donation hours, or call the pick-up service and schedule a time and a date for us to pick up your donation. For more details, click here.

Q: How do I become a sponsor of Habitat Metro Denver?

A: There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities for individuals or for congregations, organizations or companies. Click here to learn more.


Q: How do I apply to the Habitat homeownership program?

A: Candidates for a Habitat home must meet and follow strict qualification guidelines. Review the guidelines at Program Qualifications before starting your application.

Your Habitat homeownership application can be entered online at your convenience at this link Homeownership Education .

Once you have reviewed the guidelines and qualifications, click the blue button “Click Here to Pre-Qualify for the Homeownership Program”. This will take you to the login for your homeownership application.

Q: What are the requirements for the Habitat homeownership program?

A: Families must show that they are willing to partner with Habitat Metro Denver, must demonstrate a need for housing, and must have the ability to make a monthly mortgage payment based on 30% of their gross (before taxes) monthly income. For more information about the program criteria, please visit our Program Qualifications page.

Q: How long does the application process take?

A: Families can expect an initial response to their online application within 10 business days. Families selected into the Homeownership Program can expect to move into newly constructed homes in approximately 9 months and into renovated homes in approximately 3 months.


Q: What are the Habitat Metro Denver ReStores?

A: Habitat’s ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used home and building materials to the Denver community at a fraction of the retail price. All of the profits from the ReStores go towards supporting Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver's mission of building decent, affordable housing in partnership with local hard-working, low-income families.

Q: Where are the ReStores located?

A: Habitat Metro Denver operates ReStores in Denver, Wheat Ridge, Littleton, Aurora, and Highlands Ranch. Click on each location above for store hours, address, map and more.

Q: Can I donate to the ReStores?

A: Yes. The ReStores accept in-kind donations, such as furniture, appliances, and building materials. You can drop off items at any of the ReStore locations during donation hours, or call the pick-up service and schedule a time and a date for us to pick up your donation. For more details, click here.