every family

deserves a safe and affordable home.

How does Habitat work?


Apply for the program

Future homeowners who live or work in our service area are selected based on 3 basic criteria:

1. a need for affordable housing,
2. the ability to repay an affordable mortgage, and
3. a willingness to partner with Habitat.

Complete Sweat Equity

Once approved, future homeowners are required to complete "sweat equity" hours. These hours include volunteering on the construction site to build their home and the homes of others and attending workshops to help prepare them for homeownership.

Become Homeowners

Construction is completed thanks to the support of donors, volunteers and sponsors. Homeowners make a down payment and begin making payments towards their affordable home.

Construction Progress – July 2020

In the last few weeks, Beaches Habitat has been able to open back up to a small number of volunteers. Under new circumstances and with ...
Group photo around CEO Build banner

Many thanks to our local leaders!

On Monday, July 27th, leaders from the Beaches communities came together to support Beaches Habitat. Despite the heat and extra safety precautions due to COVID-19, ...

Construction Progress – June 2020

2604, 2606, 2610, and 2612 Haywood Estates Court 2610 and 2612 have recently been finished. All inspections have been finalized. These four homes are awaiting ...
Beaches Habitat for Humanity Presents the Impact of your support, 2019-2020 in Review

Year in Review, 2019-2020

To all of our stakeholders: We have just finished our fiscal year ending June 30th. It has been an extraordinary year for us, our community, ...
Photo collage of Ashlee

Good luck, Ashlee!

After 3 years of AmeriCorps service, Construction Crew Leader Ashlee is moving on. We are grateful for her years of service and wish her luck! ...
Rotary members with Habitat CEO

2020 CEO Build

07-27-2020 Celebrating the unstoppable power of corporate leaders to help transform the community. You understand that affordable housing helps build a strong community. When employees ...

Habitat’s Commitment to Anti-Racism

A Letter from Jonathan Reckford Habitat for Humanity is more than a nonprofit housing ministry. We have a vision of a world where we share ...
Soup and sandwich

Restaurant Nights are Back!

Socially distanced fundraising night We're pairing up again with Panera Bread in Atlantic Village for a fundraising night to benefit Beaches Habitat. The good news? ...

Coronavirus Update – June 1, 2020

Even in times of crisis, our work is so desperately needed — because everyone in this world should have a decent place to live. We ...
Welcome back: reopening soon over picture of duplex home

New Policies for Construction Volunteers

Beaches Habitat is committed to providing a safe environment for our employees, AmeriCorps members, volunteers, subcontractors, and community partners. In light of the many changes ...
We're Dealing you in for Beach Bash. Save the Date: 10/24/2020 | 6pm

Save the Date: Beach Bash 2020

Beach Bash 2020 will feature a new venue and exciting changes! Beaches Habitat's 17th annual signature event Beach Bash, celebrating and supporting affordable housing in ...
Perspective view of office building

Mayport Road Office Facelift

Since the Beaches Habitat headquarters moved to Mayport Road in 2012, we've heard the same things over and over again... "I didn't know your office ...

"Everyone who gets sleepy at night should have a simple decent place to lay their heads, on terms they can afford to pay."

~Millard Fuller, Co-Founder of Habitat for Humanity