Willingness to Partner

A partner family must be willing to complete "sweat-equity" hours.

"Sweat-equity" is when a partner family takes part in building their own home and other Habitat homes and may include activities such as clearing the lot, painting, helping with construction, working in the Habitat office, or other approved activities. 

  • perform a minimum of 300 hours.
  • A portion of the sweat equity hours can be completed by family and friends.
  • All of the hours must be completed before the partner family can purchase the home.

In addition, the partner family must also be willing to: 

  • Attend monthly family meetings
  • Complete homeowner education program
  • Keep future home site clean
  • Willingly work with assigned advocate and the Habitat staff
  • Pay a down payment of $500 (lump sum or payments)
  • Pay mortgage payments on or before due date each month
  • Take care of property after move-in