every family

deserves a safe and affordable home.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Matt Diamond

Beaches Habitat Young Professionals is proud to welcome Matt Diamond to the Board of Directors as Membership Chair. Matt moved to Jacksonville more than a ...
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Construction Progress: 2021 in Review

2021 was quite the year! We celebrated the dedication of four homes, nearly completed four more, and started finding our stride with Senior Home Repairs. ...
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5 New Year’s Resolutions Beaches Habitat Can Help You Keep

Every January, we're hit from every direction with calls for a "new you," a "fresh start," and lots of other cliches. Whether you buy into ...
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First Christmas

Beaches Habitat is built on the foundation of bringing people together. While the last two years have made togetherness more complex, you have continued to ...
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Education Corner: Winter 21-22

The staff of Beaches Habitat's education program is excited to share some updates for the new year. Thank You, Queen's Harbor Book ClubWelcome TeachersCAP Kids ...
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Homeowner Profile: Meet Jamie

Jamie, Gianna, and their family at the wall-raising ceremony The place Jamie and her daughter Gianna currently call home is not accessible. Gianna has cerebral ...
Inspire your team. Change your community. CEO Build - January 28, 2022

2022 CEO Build

What is CEO Build? CEO Build is a unique opportunity to demonstrate to your team and the community that you are committed to supporting a ...

Your financial support, your voice and your time will help bring strength, stability and independence to people in need of a safe and affordable place to live.

How does Habitat work?

Apply

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.

"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