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.

Now hiring

Now Hiring: Construction Supervisor

Beaches Habitat for Humanity, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in ...

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 ...
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Construction Progress – May

2610 and 2612 Haywood Estates Court These two homes are awaiting final inspection from the City of Jacksonville and will be move in ready soon! ...
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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 ...
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Donate Your Car for National Bicycle Month

May is National Bicycle Month. National Bike Month was established in 1956 to showcase the benefits of bicycling. In honor of this annual tribute to ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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Join AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that take different approaches to improving lives and fostering civic engagement. More than 75,000 Americans across the ...

"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