Over the last 30+ years, Habitat has helped more than 400 Central Iowa individuals and families become homeowners. We have a proven record of success. Join us and partner to become a Habitat homeowner!

Own your home with an affordable mortgage

Every day, we partner with hard-working families and individuals throughout Central Iowa to build comfortable, high-quality homes with affordable mortgages – a much better solution than paying more to rent a whole lot less!

We can help you buy a home you love with a mortgage you can afford. As a Habitat homebuyer, you can purchase a home with a low-interest mortgage and affordable monthly payments. Our trained Family Services team works with every Habitat homebuyer to ensure that they are financially ready for homeownership, as well as equipped with important information about home maintenance, homeowners insurance, property taxes, and more.

Are you eligible?

You may be if…

  • You have a need for affordable housing
  • You are willing to partner with Habitat
  • You meet our financial eligibility guidelines
See all requirements (PDF)

A trusted partner on your homebuying journey

Every Habitat homebuyer is paired with a member of our Family Services team. These experts walk you through the home buying process from the day your application is accepted to the day you receive your keys. Step by step, they are your supportive guides on your journey to affordable homeownership.

More than 30 years of proven success

Beginning with our very first home in 1987, GDM Habitat (including Dallas County Habitat) has helped more than 400 families and individuals navigate the home buying process and successfully close on their new home.
Will you be a part of the next generation of Habitat homeowners?

Training and education to help you succeed

Buying a home can be a daunting prospect. At Habitat, we can equip you with the tools and information you need to feel confident in your homeownership journey. Through one-on-one counseling and group education, you’ll learn about all aspects of homeownership, from finances to fixes. We’ll even help you gain hands-on experience through our Sweat Equity program.

What our homeowners have to say

“We have a big family, so we need a safe place to raise our family. Everyone is happy that we’ll get a new home.”  – Saidi

“I didn’t realize I could qualify. I wish I would have done it eight years ago.”  – Shirley

“There are hundreds of things that we want to do in the house that we can’t in our apartment, but there are two big things. We need space to practice, observe, and celebrate our religion – we don’t have that in our apartment. The second thing is that our family comes from an agricultural background, and growing food is a part of life.”  – Radha

“Paying rent has been a lot since 2013. I could’ve been paying on a house. I want something in my name, an investment for my family.”  – Mayar

Get Started

Start your application for homeownership opportunities in Dallas County, Iowa, by filling out the form below.

PLEASE NOTE: This Habitat for Humanity affiliate serves Dallas County, Iowa. For Dallas, Texas, please visit our friends at Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity.

Dallas County Habitat for Humanity Information Request Form

Dallas County Habitat for Humanity Information Request Form

Please complete this form if you are interested in learning more about affordable homeownership opportunities in Dallas County, Iowa. After submitting this form, a member of the Dallas County Habitat for Humanity team will reach out to you.


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Fair Housing

We Do Business in Accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law

We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.