Athens Area Habitat for Humanity helps low-income families and individuals to purchase, rent, or repair a home in Clarke, Oconee, and Oglethorpe counties in Georgia. If you have any questions about our forms of assistance, call us at 706-208-1001 (option 2, option 2) or come by the office at 532 Barber St. to speak with our business manager, Cici Mercer, for more information.
If you meet the following three requirements, you are eligible for a Habitat home: 1. Need for a house, 2. Ability to Pay, and 3. 500 hours of “Sweat Equity”. Click on the Purchase tab on the left in order to find out more about these qualifications.
Rent is based on 30% of an applicant’s total monthly income and cannot be less than $300. Rent cost may or may not include water costs depending on the unit available. Rental units may be 1 bedroom/1 bath, 2 bedroom/1 bath, or 3 bedroom/2 bath. Handicap accessible units are 1 bedroom/1 bath only.
In order to be eligible, you must demonstrate need for residential stability, have a monthly income of at least $1,000, be SSI/SSDI applicable, and be a resident of Clarke, Oconee, or Oglethorpe County. Find out more by clicking on the Rent tab on the left.
All funds for EHARP ramps and “Brush with Kindness” repairs have been assigned for the current fiscal year. Please check back in July 2020 if you would like to apply for a ramp or a repair.
Athens Habitat helps struggling homeowners maintain and repair their homes through two programs: Brush With Kindness & the Emergency Handicap Access Ramp Program (EHARP). In order to be eligible for either program, you must be a low-income homeowner living in Clarke County. Find out more about each of these programs by clicking on the Repair tab on the left.