Habitat families must demonstrate a need for housing, the ability to pay, and a willingness to partner.

By willing to partner, we mean that a family is willing to do the 200-400 hours of sweat equity required working on your home and other Habitat homes, attending workshops, and other community service opportunities. You’ll be counted on to be a good neighbor, maintain your home, and pay your mortgage on time.

It takes approximately 6 months to one year to complete the sweat equity hours. 200 hours of sweat equity are required for a one adult household while 400 hours are required for a two adult household.

That’s the goal. Once a family buys a home through Habitat for Humanity, it is their home as long as they continue to pay the mortgage. If they make more money and improve their lives, that’s a great success for them and us.