Buying a Habitat home takes hard work. Homeowner candidates contribute “sweat equity” building their home and the homes of others in partnership with volunteers and contractors. In addition, Habitat homeowners participate in a series of educational classes designed to prepare candidates for successful homeownership. Rather than a “hand-out” a Habitat home is truly a “hand-up”, allowing homebuyers to build skills for a solid future.
“Building a Habitat home isn’t as simple as getting the keys and walking into a new home. We were required to commit sweat-equity hours building our home and other Habitat families’ homes. We walked across town – my mother didn’t have a car – every Saturday morning to work on the build site.”