Enrollment is Closed
Thank you for your interest in applying for a Beaches Habitat for Humanity home.
Unfortunately, we are not accepting applications until further notice.
Read on for more information about qualifying for an affordable mortgage.
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Thank you for your interest in becoming a Habitat homeowner! We believe that everyone should have a safe, affordable place to call home.
The process for homeownership can be long, requiring hard work and dedication. But this time helps to prepare homeowners for success.
From the time you are approved until you sign your mortgage papers, you will learn about the responsibilities of homeownership, including personal finance, home maintenance and much more.
What We Build
All Beaches Habitat homes are a collaboration between Beaches Habitat, sponsor organizations, future Habitat homeowners and volunteers.
Volunteers and future homeowners, under the guidance of Beaches Habitat leadership, work together to build Beaches Habitat homes, with assistance from skilled tradespeople and sub-contractors.
Beaches Habitat builds single-family homes, duplexes, and townhomes with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms through two methods:
- New Home Construction: Beaches Habitat purchases a piece of land and develops it for one or more homes.
- Rehabilitated Homes: Beaches Habitat purchases a home on the open market or through a foreclosure or short sale and renovates it.
Potential applicants are invited to attend an optional informational meeting
A completed application, providing required documentation related to income, family status, etc., is submitted for review.
Basic requirements, credit and criminal records checks are reviewed
The applicant is interviewed to further ensure the applicant understands the Habitat mission and the responsibilities of homeownership. A home visit is also completed.
The applicant is presented to the Family Selection Committee for approval.
The applicant is notified of a decision. If selected, the future homeowner begins completing sweat equity requirements
Beaches Habitat prepares future homeowners through a series of educational workshops. The mandatory workshops, which contribute to meeting sweat equity requirements, include:
Money Smart is a six week financial series that covers the following topics:
- being financially responsible,
- borrowing money,
- car loans,
- credit cards,
- what to do when experiencing financial trouble,
- dealing with bill collectors,
- bankruptcy, and
- building/rebuilding your credit.
This workshop covers basic plumbing and electrical repairs, such as fixing a running toilet or leaky faucet.
The second portion of this workshop examines the homeowner manual, which includes information about city utilities, filing a homestead exemption, money saving tips for utilities, and a home maintenance guide plus a maintenance calendar
In the Closing Documents workshop, led by a local realtor, homeowners take an in-depth look at the closing documents. The goal of this workshop is to educate homeowners about the mortgage they will be signing before they arrive at the closing.
This workshop informs the homeowners about the scams used by predatory lenders and the consequences involved when they refinance or seek extra money from payday or title loans.
This workshop educates an applicant for pre and post purchase of a home. Family Foundations, a HUD certified agency, facilitates this Workshop.
This workshop gives our homeowners the opportunity to create and notarize the legal documents that are necessary to keep their resources safe with their family/friends. Homeowners complete a will worksheet then work with members from the Family Support Committee to create a basic will using Will Maker software.
Educational Walk-thrus are done with volunteers from the Family Support Committee. In the walk-thru homeowners learn about the features of their home and are shown how to change the AC filter, how to shut the water off, caring for appliances, etc.
This workshop offers helpful tips and practices that can be implemented in the household to save energy.
This workshop informs the homeowners about the duties and responsibilities of being an Officer and a Member of a Homeowners Association.
This workshop gives tips on how to decorate the house on a budget. Also, how to purchase suitable furniture based on the size of the room.
The goal of this workshop is to define conflict, recognize stages of conflict, understand the different styles of responding to conflict and ways to deal with conflict.
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.