Monroe County Habitat for Humanity
We are a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. We believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities.
Families in need of a decent place to live build safe and affordable homes in partnership with Habitat for Humanity.
At Habitat, we partner with families, communities and local organizations across the U.S. to help people improve their homes and their quality of life so they can flourish where they live.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Families partner with Habitat for Humanity in the U.S. and around the world to build better lives for themselves and their children. Learn more about the types of work we do to build a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Through our Home Preservation program, we offer home repair services to homeowners so they can continue to live in safe, decent homes for years to come. Some of our home repair work includes painting, landscaping, weatherization and minor repair services to preserve home exteriors and revitalize neighborhoods.
How does Home Preservation work?
Habitat partners with homeowners as a hand up, not a hand out. We use volunteer labor and donated materials to keep project costs low. An affordable interest free, 5-year loan is made to the homeowner to cover the cost of the work. Homeowner payments received by Habitat are placed into the “fund for humanity” to allow the Home Preservation Program to partner with other homeowners in need of safe and decent housing.
Habitat homebuyers help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.
As active participants in building a better future for themselves and their families, qualified Habitat homebuyers are potential homebuyers who:
1. Might be dealing with:
- Poorly made, unhealthy, or inadequate housing
- Unaffordable rent
- Home inaccessibities for their disabilities
- Other significant shelter needs.
2. Are willing to partner with Habitat
Habitat home buyers put in hundreds of hours of “sweat equity” helping build their own home and the homes of others in the program. This might also include classes in personal finance. home maintenance, and other homeownership topics.
3. Are able to pay an affordable mortgage
Habitat offers homebuyers an affordable mortgage, Their mortgage payments cycle back into the community to help build more affordable houses.