Enrollment for Homeownership is Closed
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What We Build
Beaches Habitat builds 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom homes. Land is very expensive to purchase in the beaches area. Therefore, we may build a few single-family dwellings, but primarily, we build townhomes.
Our homes are decent, affordable, and built in partnership, prioritizing long-term resident health, safety, and affordability. That means:
- They are modest in size: a typical home is approximately 1,200 square feet.
- The design is standardized.
- They do not include garages or carports.
- They comply will all applicable building and zoning codes and with Habitat construction standards.
Complete application pre-questionnaire
Potential applicants will begin by completing a pre-questionnaire to help determine if they meet our program guidelines.
Lottery for applications
Completed pre-questionnaires will be entered into a lottery. Each pre-questionnaire will be assigned a random, computer-generated number. The assigned number will determine the order in which they will be considered for an application.
Complete an application
Beaches Habitat will distribute applications based on the number assigned in the lottery. Applicants will have one week to submit the completed application and required documentation related to income, family status, etc.
Beaches Habitat will review each application submitted to determine eligibility, including a credit check, criminal background check, and public record review. Beaches Habitat will interview applicants and may request a home visit.
Notification and acceptance
Beaches Habitat will notify approved applicants and schedule a meeting for the applicant to review and sign the partnership agreement to become a homeowner.
After being approved for homeownership, future homeowners will begin completing "Sweat Equity." Sweat equity includes time on the construction site helping to build homes and educational workshops. The educational workshop series consists of several topics designed to help prepare the future homeowner for the responsibilities of homeownership. They include:
- Orientation and Partnering with Beaches Habitat
- Budgeting and Finances
- Understanding Closing Documents
- Home Maintenance
- and more...
Beaches Habitat for Humanity selects family based on the following criteria:
- Residency within our service area
- Need for affordable housing
- Ability to repay an affordable mortage
- Willingness to partner with Beaches Habitat
More details about the selection criteria will be provided when pre-questionnaires become available.
Beaches Habitat for Humanity does business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law. We are pledged to the letter and spirit of the U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve/national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.
Equal Opportunity Employer
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 a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve/national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.