Find out how to apply below.Qualification is based on need, ability to pay, and willingness to partner.
Am I Eligible?
- Must have lived in Leon or Gadsden County for one year or more.
- Must have had the same job or source of verifiable income for 6 months or more.
- Must have household income within the income guidelines.
- Must be willing to make a small cash down payment.
- Must be willing to live on a lot provided by Habitat for Humanity
- Must be able and willing to work and contribute 400 “Sweat Equity Hours.”
Requirements if Approved
- All Habitat families must attend classes on owning and caring for a home.
- They will also learn budgeting and housekeeping skills.
- Families are responsible for the upkeep of their homes, including lawn care.
- The Habitat affiliate board and staff determine the house size and location
- Your employment and credit history will be considered when you apply. Your responsibility doesn’t stop after you move in. Homeowners are expected to become active members of the Habitat for Humanity Community.
- Each homeowner must complete 400 “Sweat Equity Hours.”
Sweat Equity Hours
- These hours help build each family’s new home and provides a “Sweat Equity” down payment.
- Hours worked by the partner family assisting with construction of other Habitat homes, as well as construction of their own home.
- Hours worked by the partner family assisting with Big Bend Habitat Administrative duties as deemed appropriate.