What does Haywood Habitat do for our community?
Habitat builds communities by providing new, decent, affordable housing. Tax dollars are saved each time a family moves beyond subsidized housing. In addition, tax dollars collected from Habitat homeowners go back into community services and improvements.
Do you give houses away?
Habitat is not a home giveaway program. Each house is sold at our cost to our partner homeowners with an affordable loan. Additionally, all partner homeowners must invest 300-400 hours of volunteer labor, called "sweat equity", in the construction of their home. The number of "sweat equity" hours is based on the number of applicants purchasing the home.
Who funds Haywood Habitat houses?
Individuals, businesses, faith communities, civic organizations, grants, and our ReStore fund Habitat houses. In addition, mortgage payments from our homeowners go back into our program to fund future home construction.
Can anyone purchase a Habitat home?
Haywood Habitat is a program for families who have need, have the ability to make a mortgage payment, and are willing to partner with us in the construction of their home. We do business in accordance with the Federal Fair Housing Law.