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Habitat homeowner information

Looking to become a Habitat for Humanity homeowner? Below are some common questions our applicants have.

If you do not find answers to your questions below, please call us at (501) 376-4434 or send a quick email.

homeowner FAQs

  • Kroger Community Rewards
    This program is a way you can support Habitat every time you shop at Kroger, at no additional cost. Here’s how it works: 1. Create a digital account. A digital account is needed to participate in Kroger Community Rewards. If you already have a digital account, simply link your Shopper’s Card to your account so that all transactions apply toward the organization you choose. 2. Link your card to Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas. Select Habitat as the organization that you wish to support. Sign in to your digital account. Search for your organization here. Enter the name or NPO number of the organization you wish to support. Select the appropriate organization from the list and click “Save.” 3. Your organization earns. Any transactions moving forward using the Shopper’s Card number associated with your digital account will be applied to the program, at no added cost to you. Kroger donates annually to participating organizations based on your percentage of spending as it relates to the total spending associated with all participating Kroger Community Rewards organizations.
  • planned giving
    Consider leaving a lasting legacy for local families who want to build better lives for themselves and their children by including HFH of Central Arkansas in your estate plans. You can continue your support in your will by giving: ​ A bequest in your will or revocable trust A gift of life insurance naming HFH of Central Arkansas as the beneficiary A gift of retirement benefits such as an IRA, 401K or 403(b) A gift of a title to real estate property A charitable gift annuity A charitable remainder trust You may find that you can make a larger gift than you ever thought possible by giving the remainder of your retirement account, pension plan or other retirement planning vehicle. This allows you to provide for your family first, then your charitable interests. ​ Talk with your financial advisor, attorney, or accountant to consider the best option for you. ​ If you have questions or would like to share your charitable intentions, please contact Brad Robertson, Vice President of Development, at Brad@HabitatCentralAR.org or (501) 376-4344.
  • IRA charitable giving
    If you are 70½ or older, you may also be interested in a way to lower the income and taxes from your IRA withdrawals. An IRA charitable rollover is a way you can help continue our work and benefit this year. Finding a New Tax-wise Way to Give By using an IRA Charitable Rollover for giving, you are able to: ​ Avoid income tax on the funds transferred from your IRA Satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year Reduce your taxable income, even if you do not itemize deductions Give more to help support individuals and families in Central Arkansas Know the Rules Here are a few things to know about the IRA Charitable Rollover: ​ You must be 70 ½ or older at the time of the gift Funds must be transferred from your IRA directly to a qualified nonprofit The maximum rollover is $100,000 for a single person or $200,000 for a couple filing jointly Gifts to Donor Advised Funds or life-income arrangements (such as charitable gift annuities) do not qualify To get started, contact your professional advisor or IRA administrator. It’s important to talk with them about the IRA Charitable Rollover rules and how they fit with your overall plan. During this conversation, you may also inquire about naming a charitable organization as a beneficiary of your IRA, which can reduce the tax burden for heirs. ​ If you have questions or would like to share your charitable intentions, please contact Brad Robertson, Vice President of Development, at Brad@HabitatCentralAR.org or (501) 376-4434.
  • memorial and honorary gifts
    HFH of Central Arkansas takes special care of gifts given in honor of or in memory of loved ones. By making such a gift you are not only memorializing or honoring those who deserve recognition, but you are also investing in Central Arkansas. ​ Gifts in honor are made to provide special recognition for a family member, friend, or colleague, particularly for his or her birthday, wedding, anniversary, or volunteer service. Gifts in memory are made to recognize someone dear to the donor who has passed away and to celebrate his or her life. ​ You can give online via our one-time gift button above or send your gift by mail to 6700 S. University Ave., Little Rock, AR 72209 and include a note with the name of the honoree; and the recipient and address if you would like for them to receive a notification. ​ If you have any questions about giving a memorial or honorary gift, please contact Brad Robertson, Vice President of Development, at Brad@HabitatCentralAR.org or (501) 376-4344.
  • donor-advised funds
    Donor-advised funds are a way to give to HFH of Central Arkansas that allows you to deposit funds at a sponsoring non-profit organization, community foundation, or financial institution, resulting in an immediate tax benefit. Your sponsoring institution manages your fund, while you decide the size of your gifts and the charities and causes you benefit. ​ Advantages: Receive immediate tax benefits More affordable, less time consuming, and offer more privacy than creating a private foundation Allow you to contribute more to your favorite charities and non-profits due to the tax benefits and the wide range of assets that are accepted Contact your legal or financial advisor to donate through a donor-advisedfund. If you currently have a donor-advised fund set up and would like to support HFH of Central Arkansas, please contact Brad Robertson, Vice President of Development, at Brad@HabitatCentralAR.org or (501) 376-4344.
  • cars for homes
    Donate a vehicle to Cars for Homes! Your car donation is one more way that you can support our work in Pulaski and Lonoke Counties. When you donate to HFH of Central Arkansas, we make it quick and easy. Your donation may also be qualified as a tax deduction. ​ We will accept cars, trucks, RVs, vans, SUVs, boats, and motorcycles, whether they are running or not. Towing is free! Learn more >
  • donate property
    Property may be donated to Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas, and the donor will receive a tax-deduction for their gift. Property that’s donated to Habitat becomes our build site and the future home for a Central Arkansas partner family. To learn more, please contact Brad Robertson, Vice President of Development, at Brad@HabitatCentralAR.org or (501) 376-4344.
  • Facebook fundraiser
    Are you enthusiastic about spreading awareness of Habitat for Humanity’s work locally? Consider holding your own Facebook fundraiser. Simply visit our Facebook fundraising page and tap the Raise Money button on the right side of the page to get started. Let's go > Social media graphics to download
  • employee giving programs
    Encourage your employees to get involved! Home builds are an excellent way to build teamwork and boost office morale. Not sure if your company can afford an entire sponsorship? We can work with you to develop giving programs for your workplace to help bridge the gap! Some ideas are: Payroll deductions Dollar-for-dollar matching funds United Way campaign designations Employee jeans days or similar in-office fundraisers ​ We encourage you to make your experience with Habitat even more impactful by involving your employees! To learn more, please contact Brad Robertson, Vice President of Development, at Brad@HabitatCentralAR.org or (501) 376-4344.
homeowner faqs

qualification guidelines


To become Habitat Homeowners, all applicants must meet the following three (3) basic criteria:

  • Kroger Community Rewards
    This program is a way you can support Habitat every time you shop at Kroger, at no additional cost. Here’s how it works: 1. Create a digital account. A digital account is needed to participate in Kroger Community Rewards. If you already have a digital account, simply link your Shopper’s Card to your account so that all transactions apply toward the organization you choose. 2. Link your card to Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas. Select Habitat as the organization that you wish to support. Sign in to your digital account. Search for your organization here. Enter the name or NPO number of the organization you wish to support. Select the appropriate organization from the list and click “Save.” 3. Your organization earns. Any transactions moving forward using the Shopper’s Card number associated with your digital account will be applied to the program, at no added cost to you. Kroger donates annually to participating organizations based on your percentage of spending as it relates to the total spending associated with all participating Kroger Community Rewards organizations.
  • planned giving
    Consider leaving a lasting legacy for local families who want to build better lives for themselves and their children by including HFH of Central Arkansas in your estate plans. You can continue your support in your will by giving: ​ A bequest in your will or revocable trust A gift of life insurance naming HFH of Central Arkansas as the beneficiary A gift of retirement benefits such as an IRA, 401K or 403(b) A gift of a title to real estate property A charitable gift annuity A charitable remainder trust You may find that you can make a larger gift than you ever thought possible by giving the remainder of your retirement account, pension plan or other retirement planning vehicle. This allows you to provide for your family first, then your charitable interests. ​ Talk with your financial advisor, attorney, or accountant to consider the best option for you. ​ If you have questions or would like to share your charitable intentions, please contact Brad Robertson, Vice President of Development, at Brad@HabitatCentralAR.org or (501) 376-4344.
  • IRA charitable giving
    If you are 70½ or older, you may also be interested in a way to lower the income and taxes from your IRA withdrawals. An IRA charitable rollover is a way you can help continue our work and benefit this year. Finding a New Tax-wise Way to Give By using an IRA Charitable Rollover for giving, you are able to: ​ Avoid income tax on the funds transferred from your IRA Satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year Reduce your taxable income, even if you do not itemize deductions Give more to help support individuals and families in Central Arkansas Know the Rules Here are a few things to know about the IRA Charitable Rollover: ​ You must be 70 ½ or older at the time of the gift Funds must be transferred from your IRA directly to a qualified nonprofit The maximum rollover is $100,000 for a single person or $200,000 for a couple filing jointly Gifts to Donor Advised Funds or life-income arrangements (such as charitable gift annuities) do not qualify To get started, contact your professional advisor or IRA administrator. It’s important to talk with them about the IRA Charitable Rollover rules and how they fit with your overall plan. During this conversation, you may also inquire about naming a charitable organization as a beneficiary of your IRA, which can reduce the tax burden for heirs. ​ If you have questions or would like to share your charitable intentions, please contact Brad Robertson, Vice President of Development, at Brad@HabitatCentralAR.org or (501) 376-4434.
  • memorial and honorary gifts
    HFH of Central Arkansas takes special care of gifts given in honor of or in memory of loved ones. By making such a gift you are not only memorializing or honoring those who deserve recognition, but you are also investing in Central Arkansas. ​ Gifts in honor are made to provide special recognition for a family member, friend, or colleague, particularly for his or her birthday, wedding, anniversary, or volunteer service. Gifts in memory are made to recognize someone dear to the donor who has passed away and to celebrate his or her life. ​ You can give online via our one-time gift button above or send your gift by mail to 6700 S. University Ave., Little Rock, AR 72209 and include a note with the name of the honoree; and the recipient and address if you would like for them to receive a notification. ​ If you have any questions about giving a memorial or honorary gift, please contact Brad Robertson, Vice President of Development, at Brad@HabitatCentralAR.org or (501) 376-4344.
  • donor-advised funds
    Donor-advised funds are a way to give to HFH of Central Arkansas that allows you to deposit funds at a sponsoring non-profit organization, community foundation, or financial institution, resulting in an immediate tax benefit. Your sponsoring institution manages your fund, while you decide the size of your gifts and the charities and causes you benefit. ​ Advantages: Receive immediate tax benefits More affordable, less time consuming, and offer more privacy than creating a private foundation Allow you to contribute more to your favorite charities and non-profits due to the tax benefits and the wide range of assets that are accepted Contact your legal or financial advisor to donate through a donor-advisedfund. If you currently have a donor-advised fund set up and would like to support HFH of Central Arkansas, please contact Brad Robertson, Vice President of Development, at Brad@HabitatCentralAR.org or (501) 376-4344.
  • cars for homes
    Donate a vehicle to Cars for Homes! Your car donation is one more way that you can support our work in Pulaski and Lonoke Counties. When you donate to HFH of Central Arkansas, we make it quick and easy. Your donation may also be qualified as a tax deduction. ​ We will accept cars, trucks, RVs, vans, SUVs, boats, and motorcycles, whether they are running or not. Towing is free! Learn more >
  • donate property
    Property may be donated to Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas, and the donor will receive a tax-deduction for their gift. Property that’s donated to Habitat becomes our build site and the future home for a Central Arkansas partner family. To learn more, please contact Brad Robertson, Vice President of Development, at Brad@HabitatCentralAR.org or (501) 376-4344.
  • Facebook fundraiser
    Are you enthusiastic about spreading awareness of Habitat for Humanity’s work locally? Consider holding your own Facebook fundraiser. Simply visit our Facebook fundraising page and tap the Raise Money button on the right side of the page to get started. Let's go > Social media graphics to download
  • employee giving programs
    Encourage your employees to get involved! Home builds are an excellent way to build teamwork and boost office morale. Not sure if your company can afford an entire sponsorship? We can work with you to develop giving programs for your workplace to help bridge the gap! Some ideas are: Payroll deductions Dollar-for-dollar matching funds United Way campaign designations Employee jeans days or similar in-office fundraisers ​ We encourage you to make your experience with Habitat even more impactful by involving your employees! To learn more, please contact Brad Robertson, Vice President of Development, at Brad@HabitatCentralAR.org or (501) 376-4344.
qualification guidelines

our process

 

Once your application has been submitted and approved, it takes up to a year to move into your new Central Arkansas Habitat home.

Here is the process we follow with our homeowners:

  • Kroger Community Rewards
    This program is a way you can support Habitat every time you shop at Kroger, at no additional cost. Here’s how it works: 1. Create a digital account. A digital account is needed to participate in Kroger Community Rewards. If you already have a digital account, simply link your Shopper’s Card to your account so that all transactions apply toward the organization you choose. 2. Link your card to Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas. Select Habitat as the organization that you wish to support. Sign in to your digital account. Search for your organization here. Enter the name or NPO number of the organization you wish to support. Select the appropriate organization from the list and click “Save.” 3. Your organization earns. Any transactions moving forward using the Shopper’s Card number associated with your digital account will be applied to the program, at no added cost to you. Kroger donates annually to participating organizations based on your percentage of spending as it relates to the total spending associated with all participating Kroger Community Rewards organizations.
  • planned giving
    Consider leaving a lasting legacy for local families who want to build better lives for themselves and their children by including HFH of Central Arkansas in your estate plans. You can continue your support in your will by giving: ​ A bequest in your will or revocable trust A gift of life insurance naming HFH of Central Arkansas as the beneficiary A gift of retirement benefits such as an IRA, 401K or 403(b) A gift of a title to real estate property A charitable gift annuity A charitable remainder trust You may find that you can make a larger gift than you ever thought possible by giving the remainder of your retirement account, pension plan or other retirement planning vehicle. This allows you to provide for your family first, then your charitable interests. ​ Talk with your financial advisor, attorney, or accountant to consider the best option for you. ​ If you have questions or would like to share your charitable intentions, please contact Brad Robertson, Vice President of Development, at Brad@HabitatCentralAR.org or (501) 376-4344.
  • IRA charitable giving
    If you are 70½ or older, you may also be interested in a way to lower the income and taxes from your IRA withdrawals. An IRA charitable rollover is a way you can help continue our work and benefit this year. Finding a New Tax-wise Way to Give By using an IRA Charitable Rollover for giving, you are able to: ​ Avoid income tax on the funds transferred from your IRA Satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year Reduce your taxable income, even if you do not itemize deductions Give more to help support individuals and families in Central Arkansas Know the Rules Here are a few things to know about the IRA Charitable Rollover: ​ You must be 70 ½ or older at the time of the gift Funds must be transferred from your IRA directly to a qualified nonprofit The maximum rollover is $100,000 for a single person or $200,000 for a couple filing jointly Gifts to Donor Advised Funds or life-income arrangements (such as charitable gift annuities) do not qualify To get started, contact your professional advisor or IRA administrator. It’s important to talk with them about the IRA Charitable Rollover rules and how they fit with your overall plan. During this conversation, you may also inquire about naming a charitable organization as a beneficiary of your IRA, which can reduce the tax burden for heirs. ​ If you have questions or would like to share your charitable intentions, please contact Brad Robertson, Vice President of Development, at Brad@HabitatCentralAR.org or (501) 376-4434.
  • memorial and honorary gifts
    HFH of Central Arkansas takes special care of gifts given in honor of or in memory of loved ones. By making such a gift you are not only memorializing or honoring those who deserve recognition, but you are also investing in Central Arkansas. ​ Gifts in honor are made to provide special recognition for a family member, friend, or colleague, particularly for his or her birthday, wedding, anniversary, or volunteer service. Gifts in memory are made to recognize someone dear to the donor who has passed away and to celebrate his or her life. ​ You can give online via our one-time gift button above or send your gift by mail to 6700 S. University Ave., Little Rock, AR 72209 and include a note with the name of the honoree; and the recipient and address if you would like for them to receive a notification. ​ If you have any questions about giving a memorial or honorary gift, please contact Brad Robertson, Vice President of Development, at Brad@HabitatCentralAR.org or (501) 376-4344.
  • donor-advised funds
    Donor-advised funds are a way to give to HFH of Central Arkansas that allows you to deposit funds at a sponsoring non-profit organization, community foundation, or financial institution, resulting in an immediate tax benefit. Your sponsoring institution manages your fund, while you decide the size of your gifts and the charities and causes you benefit. ​ Advantages: Receive immediate tax benefits More affordable, less time consuming, and offer more privacy than creating a private foundation Allow you to contribute more to your favorite charities and non-profits due to the tax benefits and the wide range of assets that are accepted Contact your legal or financial advisor to donate through a donor-advisedfund. If you currently have a donor-advised fund set up and would like to support HFH of Central Arkansas, please contact Brad Robertson, Vice President of Development, at Brad@HabitatCentralAR.org or (501) 376-4344.
  • cars for homes
    Donate a vehicle to Cars for Homes! Your car donation is one more way that you can support our work in Pulaski and Lonoke Counties. When you donate to HFH of Central Arkansas, we make it quick and easy. Your donation may also be qualified as a tax deduction. ​ We will accept cars, trucks, RVs, vans, SUVs, boats, and motorcycles, whether they are running or not. Towing is free! Learn more >
  • donate property
    Property may be donated to Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas, and the donor will receive a tax-deduction for their gift. Property that’s donated to Habitat becomes our build site and the future home for a Central Arkansas partner family. To learn more, please contact Brad Robertson, Vice President of Development, at Brad@HabitatCentralAR.org or (501) 376-4344.
  • Facebook fundraiser
    Are you enthusiastic about spreading awareness of Habitat for Humanity’s work locally? Consider holding your own Facebook fundraiser. Simply visit our Facebook fundraising page and tap the Raise Money button on the right side of the page to get started. Let's go > Social media graphics to download
  • employee giving programs
    Encourage your employees to get involved! Home builds are an excellent way to build teamwork and boost office morale. Not sure if your company can afford an entire sponsorship? We can work with you to develop giving programs for your workplace to help bridge the gap! Some ideas are: Payroll deductions Dollar-for-dollar matching funds United Way campaign designations Employee jeans days or similar in-office fundraisers ​ We encourage you to make your experience with Habitat even more impactful by involving your employees! To learn more, please contact Brad Robertson, Vice President of Development, at Brad@HabitatCentralAR.org or (501) 376-4344.
our process
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