What to Know About Habitat for Humanity




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Habitat for Humanity is a well known non-profit organization that has helped millions of low income families get into homes. It was founded in the 70’s and has expanded to multiple countries. But if you’re looking to get a Habitat for Humanity home, this information probably isn’t too important to you. Here is what you really want to know:
 
  • The homes aren’t free. The homeowners, or partners as HFH calls them, are given an affordable mortgage with 0% interest. They are also required to give “sweat equity hours”, which is time helping to build their home or someone else’s.
  • Habitat for Humanity doesn’t just build new homes. They also renovate existing buildings and provide disaster response services.
  • Applicants are chosen based on their need for housing, ability to pay the mortgage, and willingness to partner. 
  • You can only apply at your local Habitat for Humanity office, which you can find here.
 
If you think that you may qualify for a Habitat for Humanity home, apply as soon as possible. Spaces tend to fill up quickly and applicants are chosen on a first come, first serve basis.


By: Alecia Stanton



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