Families and individuals in need of decent, affordable housing apply for homeownership with their local Habitat for Humanity.
Habitat will conduct a credit check. We do not take in consideration credit scores. However, accounts in collection, charge-offs, or unsatisfied public records need to be resolved prior to approval.
- Willingness to complete the required 300 sweat equity hours to help build your own and other Habitat homes.
- Willingness to attend the Homeownership education classes.
- Willingness to complete the Family Friend program.
- Must live or work in St. Lucie County for 12 months prior to applying with Habitat.
- All adults in household must pass a criminial background check.
- All members in the household must either be U.S. Citizens or legal permanent residents (Green Card).
If you or someone you know is interested in finding out about how to become a Habitat Homeowner in St. Lucie County, please call our office to speak with DonnaLea Askman, Program Director, at (772) 464-1117, ext. 104, or DAskman@stluciehabitat.org.
1. The applicant's level of need
2. Their willingness to partner with Habitat
3. 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.