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Homeownership

Houston County Habitat for Humanity builds homes in partnership with low income working families and the community to build decent, affordable housing.

The three principle criteria for our home ownership program are:

  • Need for adequate housing
  • Ability to pay the Habitat mortgage
  • Willingness to partner with Habitat

Houston County Habitat for Humanity is "not a hand-out but a hand-UP!" You will be required to complete "Sweat Equity" hours; complete educational classes on budgeting, legal affairs, and home maintenance; work with a housing counselor to improve your credit; and successfully pay debts, including closing costs.

Upcoming Application Period

Opening Date: February 20, 2018
Closing Date: March 16, 2018

Houston County Habitat for Humanity will accept applications for home ownership during the above dates. Applications are available at the office (955 Watson Blvd), by email request to programservices@hocohabitat.org or by download (as PDF) from this site. Please carefully review the basic requirements for application to include residency in Houston County for one year and the minimum and maximum incomes allowed. Applications will not be accepted after March 16. The selection announcement is anticipated in mid-April.

It is highly recommended applicants attend an orientation session to learn more about home ownership with Habitat for Humanity and the application process. The orientation sessions are in the classroom of the Habitat office, 955 Watson Boulevard.

SPACE IS LIMITED SO YOU MUST CALL TO MAKE A RESERVATION. 478-328-3388

Orientation Sessions

  • Monday, February 19, 5:00 pm
  • Monday, February 26, 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, February 27, 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 10, 10 am

Houston County Habitat for Humanity is an equal opportunity housing provider and complies with federal regulations regarding housing discrimination. Regardless of race, religious preference, gender, physical ability or handicap, familial status, national origin, or any other categories protected by law, you may be eligible for a Habitat home.

 
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