How Habitat Works
Each and every day, people all over the world (and all over Seminole County and Apopka!) partner with Habitat for Humanity to offer families strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. Through this partnership, each family has the opportunity to build and purchase their own decent home with an affordable mortgage. When hard-working families are surrounded and supported by determined volunteers and generous donors, a future full of opportunity is built. Here’s how Habitat works.
The partnership begins
Property is acquired
Resources are secured
Sponsors and donors contribute the financial resources that allow Habitat to secure the required materials and services to build or renovate each home. Businesses and organizations also donate their materials and services as a tax-deductible gift-in-kind.Contact us to learn more.
Future homeowners prepare
Future homeowners progress through the Habitat partnership by completing sweat equity hours. This includes building their home and the homes of other families, participating in home maintenance and financial literacy courses, and much more.
The home is built or renovated
The home is sold
Once all of the partnership requirements have been met and the home construction or renovation is complete, the home is sold to the deserving family with a long term, no-profit mortgage. The family or individual now owns a safe, decent, and affordable home.
The home is sold
How Families Qualify
To be eligible to purchase a Habitat home, potential homeowners must meet three areas of qualification:
1. Ability To Pay
Habitat homes are not given away. They are sold to partner families with a no-profit mortgage. Each family must demonstrate steady income.
2. Housing Need
A family must be currently living in sub-standard or unaffordable housing. Habitat works each day to help families discover decent, long-term housing.
3. Willingness To Partner
A family must have the willingness to partner with Habitat by investing Sweat Equity in their home and the homes of other families.