Apply to Rent a Home

Home Rental Program

Qualifications

  1. Need – The need for quality, affordable housing.
  2. Ability to Pay Rent – Applicants must have the ability to pay expenses related to renting property including: monthly rent payments and up-to-date rental insurance policy. This is generally determined by:
    • Prospective rental payment should be less than 30% of total income
    • Ability to put 1 month rent down as Security Deposit
    • History of financial responsibility; stable employment record/steady income
    • No unpaid judgments or liens
  3. Applicant must have the following credit:
    • Less than $1,000 in non-medical collections
    • Less than $1,000 in past due accounts
    • Student loans are reviewed on a case-by-case basis
  4. Acceptable rental history: no evictions on credit report, proof of consistent rental payments

Application Process

If you are interested in applying to rent a home, please complete the steps below. Call 205-780-1234 or email khaisten@habitatbirmingham.org with questions.

  1. Print  Rental Application Checklist
  2. Print out and complete Rental Application linked below
  3. Print out and complete Other Forms linked below (every member of the household over 18 must fill out an “Authorization to Release Information” form).
  4. Submit all items on the checklist one of the two following ways:
    1. Bringing items to Habitat’s office at 4408 Lloyd Noland Parkway, Fairfield, AL 35064. Our office is currently closed to the public unless an appointment is scheduled. Please call the office at (205) 780-1234 to confirm when the application may be submitted.
    2. Emailing all items to khaisten@habitatbirmingham.org. *All documents must be sent in ONE email.

*Partial applications will not be accepted! The completed Rental Application will be reviewed within 3 to 5 business days and you will be notified of your application status by first class mail.

Applicants are evaluated and selected on a first-come, first-serve basis if criteria are met. Habitat Birmingham provides equal opportunity to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, disability, family status, or national origin.

Notice:  The Federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act prohibits creditors from discriminating against credit applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age (provided the applicant has the capacity to enter into a binding contract); because all or part of the applicant’s income derives from any public assistance program; or because the applicant has in good faith exercised any right under the Consumer Credit Protection Act.  The Federal agency that administers compliance with this law concerning this creditor is the Federal Trade Commission, Washington, DC 20580


Available Rental Homes