Are you or someone you know struggling to find safe, decent, and affordable housing in Springfield or Greene County, MO? Habitat Springfield will take applications for its home buying program twice per month at our office and weekly at the Springfield Affordable Housing Center. Dates scheduled so far for 2015 are below. You must call the office at 417-829-4001, ext 105 to register for a session:
Applications will be taken at the Habitat office, 2410 S Scenic Ave:
9:00 am Saturday, January 10
6:30 pm Monday, January 19
6:30 pm Monday, February 16
9:00 am Saturday, February 21
9:00 am Saturday, March 7
6:30 pm Monday, March 16
Applications will be taken at the Springfield Affordable Housing Center, 300 E Central St:
EVERY Wednesday at 2:00 pm SHARP
Habitat for Humanity of Springfield partners with deserving Greene, Christian, and Webster County families and individuals who need quality homes and are willing to live where Habitat Springfield is working, which is currently in Greene County. Partners are selected on the basis of need, ability to pay, and willingness to partner.
How Does Habitat Homeownership Work?
A Habitat Springfield partner buys the house for the cost of materials using a Habitat no-profit, no-interest loan. Each partner individual or one-adult family must contribute a minimum of 250 hours of sweat equity to build the new home; a two-adult family must earn a minimum of 350 hours. Sweat equity serves some important purposes: builds pride of ownership, develops knowledge and skills, and instills a sense of community. Habitat Springfield is accustomed to working with partners with disabilities or who juggle school, work, and family, and will help design a sweat equity program appropriate for the individual or family.
To fulfill program requirements, sweat equity is broken down as follows:
- Partner homebuyers must complete 100 construction hours working on their own home or homes for other families in need.
- Friends and relatives of Habitat partner homebuyers can contribute up to 75 hours toward the total.
- Finally, 40 hours of Homeowner Tools for Life classes provided by Habitat Springfield are required, and count toward the sweat equity obligation.
For more information on how to apply, click below.How to Apply
If youʼre interested in applying to become a Habitat homeowner, but you donʼt live in Greene, Christian, or Webster County, visit the Habitat International website to find an affiliate in your area.