Habitat for Humanity - La Crosse Area

Become a Homeowner

Habitat for Humanity home ownership provides secure, safe, affordable housing to low-income individuals and families who have been precariously sheltered in substandard, deteriorating, unsafe, and/or overcrowded rental units. Habitat for Humanity believes home ownership is a vital step in creating self-esteem in both families and neighborhoods, and is the most basic way to break successive generations of poverty.

Once or twice a year, we host informational meetings for people interested in finding out more about our program and to distribute applications. For more information, click here.

State St house Wood St house Domke St house Hood St house Tenth St house



Habitat for Humanity is an equal opportunity program. Families are selected based upon four criteria:

  • Fair HousingNeed for adequate housing.
  • Ability to pay a Habitat-La Crosse Area mortgage, real estate taxes, and homeowners insurance. This is generally around $550-650 a month. (See Income Guidelines).
  • Willingness to partner. This includes completing 350 hours of sweat equity, participating in credit counseling and any additional training sessions that are offered, demonstrating commitment and responsibility, and being a responsible partner.
  • Residency within our service area of Trempealeau, La Crosse, Houston, and Vernon Counties sfor a minimum of 12 months prior to making application.