FAQ

General Questions
What is Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, and what do you do?

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver 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.
Learn more about our mission and history.

Are Habitat homes given away?

No. Our homes are built in partnership with low- and moderate-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.
Learn more about our Homeownership Program to find out more about our Homeownership Program.

What kinds of homes do you build?

Habitat Metro Denver builds single-family homes, duplexes, and townhomes ranging from two to five bedrooms.
See our current homes.

In addition to new construction, we partner with families in 13 Denver neighborhoods to complete exterior home repairs.
Learn about our Home Repair Program.

Where do you build your homes?

We build in the following counties:

  • Denver
  • Adams
  • Arapahoe
  • Douglas
  • 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.

What is the House-for-a-House tithing program?

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.
learn more about our global work.

Volunteering
How can I volunteer with Habitat Metro Denver?

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.
Visit our Volunteer page for opportunities.

What are the age requirements to volunteer with Habitat?

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 those younger than 16 to volunteer with a parent or guardian.
See youth opportunities.

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

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.

What days can I volunteer?

Build days are typically Wednesdays - Saturdays, year round. ReStore shifts are available five days a week, year round.
View all available volunteer opportunities.

Can groups of people volunteer?

Yes. Volunteer groups help build homes, perform home repairs, and support our ReStore operations.
Learn more about group volunteer opportunities.

Can I fulfill court-ordered community service at Habitat?

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.
Learn more about our Court-Ordered Community Service Program.

Donating
What types of donations does Habitat Metro Denver accept?

There are many ways you can donate and support Habitat Metro Denver, including cash and in-kind donations.
See our Ways to Donate page.

How do I make a cash donation?

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 St.
Denver, CO 80211

Or you may pay by credit card by calling us at 720-496-2733

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

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.
Learn more.

How do I become a sponsor of Habitat Metro Denver?

There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities for individuals, or for congregations, organizations or companies.
Learn more.

Homeownership
How do I apply to Habitat Metro Denver's Homeownership Program?

Qualified Habitat Homeowernship Program candidates must meet and follow strict qualification guidelines. Review our program qualifications before starting your application.

Once you've reviewed our guidelines, you may complete our online Homeownership Program Eligibility Questionnaire.

What are the requirements for Habitat Metro Denver's Homeownership Program?

Families must:

  1. show that they are willing to partner with Habitat Metro Denver;
  2. demonstrate a need for housing; and
  3. be able to make a monthly mortgage payment based on 30% of their gross (pre-tax) monthly income.

See our program qualifications.

How long does the application process take?

Families can expect an initial response to their online application (provided if they move past the online eligibility questionnaire) 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.

ReStore
What are the Habitat Metro Denver ReStores?

Habitat Metro Denver'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 toward supporting Habitat Metro Denver's mission of building decent, affordable housing in partnership with local hard-working, low- and moderate-income families.

Where are the ReStores located?

Habitat Metro Denver operates ReStores in Denver, Wheat Ridge, Littleton, and Aurora.

Can I donate to the ReStores?

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.
Learn more.