Habitat for Humanity brings families and communities in need together with volunteers and resources to build decent, affordable housing.

Eligibility

If you meet the following three requirements you are eligible for a Habitat home:

1. Need for a house
If your current living situation is poor, and you need a simple decent place to live, Habitat may be able to help you. Examples of poor living situations include leaky roofs, no heat, too little space for your family to live comfortably, etc.

2. Ability to Pay
You should be able to meet your financial obligations and fall within the ranges set by Athens Area Habitat's income guidelines. Habitat does not give away houses, it sells homes to people who can demonstrate need, who are willing to work in partnership, and who have a steady income and can afford a monthly mortgage payment. You must not have filed bankrupcy within the last five years.

3. Sweat Equity
For the homeowner, partnership requires 500 hours of "sweat equity" working on a Habitat home. A homeower does not need construction experience. He or she must simply perform 500 hours towards the completion of a home, whether it is driving nails, painting, or making sandwiches.

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