HOW DO I QUALIFY?
How does Habitat for Humanity's homeownership program work?
Families and individuals in need of decent, affordable housing apply for homeownership with their local Habitat for Humanity.
Each local Habitat's Family Services committee selects homeowners based on three criteria:
- The applicant's level of need.
- Their willingness to partner with Habitat.
- Their ability to repay a mortgage through an affordable payment plan.
As part of their willingness to partner, Habitat's homebuyers invest hundreds of hours of their own labor, called sweat equity, working alongside volunteers and other Habitat homeowners.
Habitat for Humanity follows a nondiscriminatory policy of family selection. Neither race nor religion is a factor in choosing Habitat's homeowners.
If you or someone you know is interested in finding out about how to qualify to become a Habitat Homeowner in St. Lucie County, please call our office to speak to Donna Lea Askman, at 772-464-1117.
*Please note: SLHFH does not offer short-term housing, rental housing or immediate occupancy
"From the beginning, we have insisted on nondiscriminatory family selection criteria for all Habitat homeowner families, which we believe to be consistent with the universal love of God. No one is excluded from that love. Neither race nor religion determines who will receive a Habitat home. Need is the paramount criterion."
Millard Fuller, Habitat Co-Founder
as quoted in A Simple, Decent Place to Live,
Word Publishers, Dallas, Texas (1995)