Habitat for Humanity International

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Purpose

Habitat for Humanity (HFH) International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that seeks to eliminate poverty and substandard housing from the face of the earth, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. People from all walks of life come together in equal partnership to build relationships and a sense of community as well as new housing. HFH builds and rehabilitates homes with the help of the homeowner, volunteer labor, management expertise and tax-deductible donations. HFH houses are sold or renovated at no profit, and are financed with affordable, no interest loans. Habitat works on accessible housing needs of families who have a member with a disability or older individual.

Contact(s)

Habitat for Humanity International
270 Peachtree St., NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
(800) 422-4828
www.habitat.org

Eligibility

  • Eligibility is based on the applicant’s level of need, ability to repay the loan, and willingness to become a partner with HFH. Each affiliate will require “sweat equity” hours (hours of the applicant’s own labor). “Creative sweat equity” that fits the ability of the applicant can be arranged.
  • Must have the ability to pay a loan. Each chapter sets the financial criteria.

AT Services Provided/Covered

  • No AT services are provided or covered.

AT Devices Provided/Covered

  • Home modifications

How to Get the AT

  • Contact your local HFH. Each affiliate has different requirements.
  • The process usually includes: an application, interviews and home visits. All information is reviewed by the Family Selection Committee and sent to the Board of Directors for possible approval. After approval, applicants start their sweat equity hours.
  • HFH is nondiscriminatory in its family selection process.

Pieces of the Puzzle

  • HFH provides home modifications and accessible housing for Partner Families’ homes selected by the local affiliate.
  • Home modifications are not the main mission of HFH; however, they may be provided on a case-by-case basis
  • To locate a locate Habitat for Humanity affiliate go to: habitat.org/local/affiliate-by-state?state=OK