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Frequently Asked Questions

Home Ownership

  • How big are Habitat Houses?

    Haywood Habitat builds homes according to family size. Our 3 bedroom houses are approximately 1000 square feet.

  • Where does Haywood Habitat build?

    We build on purchased or donated land in the towns of Canton, Clyde, and Waynesville, where city water and sewer is available. We do not build in rural areas of the county.

  • What appliances come with the house?

    Each house has a new refrigerator, range, dishwasher, clothes washer and dryer.

  • What does “sweat equity” mean?

    The term "sweat equity" refers to the physical effort that homeowners, their family, and friends contribute to the mission of Haywood Habitat for Humanity. As part of the path toward home ownership, homeowners must invest time into the building of their home and homes of other Habitat homeowners. Applicants approved for homes must invest 400 hours of “sweat equity” in the construction of their home if there are two or more applicants that will be listed on the deed. Households of one applicant who will be listed on the deed are required to invest 300 hours of "sweat equity" in the construction of their new home.

  • How long does it take to get a house?

    The application process is 4-6 months. If you are approved for a house, it can take up to 1 year for the completion of your house. This time frame varies depending on the number of homes under construction, weather, volunteer support, and family participation.

We Do Business in Accordance With the Federal Fair Housing Law
It is illegal to Discriminate Against Any Person Because of Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Handicap, Familial Status, or National Origin. Anyone who feels he or she has been discriminated against may file a compliant of housing discrimination:
1-800-669-9777 (Toll Free)
1-800-927-9275 (TTY)

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