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.

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Construction Progress – August 2020

In August, a slightly larger group of volunteers and future homeowners joined Beaches Habitat. We also saw the first two homeowners close and move into ...

AmeriCorps Members Complete Their Service

Beaches Habitat's 2019-2020 AmeriCorps members have completed their service year. It has been a year unlike any other, to say the least. Thanks to perseverance ...
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Scheidel Spotlight: Kamryn

In 2003, Tamera Robinson partnered with Beaches Habitat for Humanity to build and buy a home for herself and her one-year-old daughter, Kamryn, in Atlantic ...
Be a mentor!

Be a Mentor

Join us in giving back to our community by supporting local middle and high school students. Become a volunteer mentor, give one hour a week, ...
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Coming Soon: Senior Home Repairs

Beginning in the fall, Beaches Habitat will roll out plans for a new home repair program for senior homeowners in the Beaches communities. In the ...
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Staff Spotlight: Eric Butler

Beaches Habitat is pleased to welcome a familiar face back to our construction site. Eric Butler joined the team in August as a Construction Supervisor. ...
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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, ...
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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! ...

"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