In times of crisis, it is always those who are already struggling who are hit hardest.
As a result of the coronavirus, all volunteer construction has been postponed, causing costly delays for 10 homes in Haywood Estates II. We have also canceled several upcoming events, including one of our major fundraisers.
We cannot build homes at our normal pace while COVID-19 prevents volunteers from coming to our construction sites. Your gift can, however, help us to overcome the costs of delays so that we can continue building when this crisis is over.
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.
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.