Homeownership 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 homebuyers are evaluated on three initial criteria prior to applying for the Habitat for Humnity homebuying program.
3 Criteria for Habitat Homebuying Program:
- In Need of Better Housing: potential homebuyers 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 homebuyers 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 homeownership topics.
- Ability to Pay an Affordable Mortgage: Habitat offers homebuyers 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.