Please be advised that while in the past we used the classic blue-and-green logo, we no longer use those colors. Our preferred logo (black stacked) is available for download and permissible use. Please contact our office to inquire about logo use permission.
Habitat homebuyers are people in our homeownership program who have been accepted, are working toward their program requirements, and have not yet closed (purchased) their homes.
Habitat homeowners have closed and purchased their home through our program. They pay a mortgage, property taxes, homeowners insurance, utilities and all expenses most other homeowners pay.
Homebuyers purchase homes, and do not “receive” homes nor are they “selected" or “chosen.” Prospective homebuyers have third-party credit checks and affordable mortgage pre-approval before approval into the program. This ensures homeowners can actually afford their homes when they purchase them. For more information on our program, click here.
Homebuyers complete 250 hours of “sweat equity,” which is time spent on the build site, at the ReStore, in homeownership classes, participating in civic activities and general partnership with Habitat.
Construction and volunteers
While we do have two groups of skilled volunteers who dedicate regular time on a our build site, our volunteer opportunities are generally limited to 1) friends and family of homebuyers who intend to “donate” sweat equity” to their homebuyer loved ones, and 2) team build opportunities.
To ensure quality and efficiency and to keep to our grant-enforced construction schedule, most construction is completed by staff, subcontractors and professionals. Volunteers will always be key to our mission, and make the most impact at the ReStore. Less time building means more homes can be built and more families can be served!
While our homes are generally funded by grants, there is a substantial gap of over $100,000 on average per house that is unfunded—that’s where donors and sponsors come in. We need help filling that funding gap to ensure we can purchase construction materials and continue to build.
Homes are sold at market-value for their neighborhood. They are not sold at-cost nor are they sold with an interest-free mortgage. Please refer to our FAQ.