Home Ownership with Habitat for Humanity:
Habitat for Humanity helps individuals and families achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. As active participants in building a better future for themselves and their families, qualified Habitat home buyers have been reviewed on the three criteria below when they applied for the Habitat for Humanity home buying program.
3 Criteria for Habitat Home Buying Program:
- In Need of Better Housing: potential home buyers might be dealing with poorly made, unhealthy or inadequate housing; unaffordable rent; homes inaccessible for their disabilities or damaged by natural disasters; or have other shelter needs.
- Willing to Partner with Habitat: Habitat home buyers put in 250-350 hours of sweat equity helping build their home and the homes of others in the program. This also includes the Tools for Life homeowner education series focused on personal finance, home maintenance, and other home ownership topics.
- Ability to Pay an Affordable Mortgage: Habitat offers home buyers an affordable mortgage. Their mortgage payments cycle back into the community to build and repair more affordable homes.
If you or someone you know is interested in owning a home with Habitat for Humanity, please contact Nancy Williams, Partner Services Director at 417-829-4001 x 105.