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A decent, affordable home provides safety and stability for generations.

The need for affordable housing is immense, and the lasting impact it can have on families and individuals is undeniable. Contact us if you or someone you know is in need of safe and decent housing – we’ll explain the application process and explore the options available. Download, complete, and return the application form below if you’re ready to apply.

Family with Keys

Strength, Stability, Self-Reliance

At Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio, we believe that every one of us deserves a decent and affordable place to call home. We partner with hard-working, low-income families to help them build a better life for themselves and their loved ones – because we know that decent shelter offers strength, stability, and self-reliance.

After each home has been built or renovated, it is sold with an affordable, no-profit mortgage and affordable monthly payment. As Habitat homeowners make their mortgage payments, they are helping to complete the homes of future homeowners – and the cycle continues.

Rebuild the Past, Shape the Future

In addition to building new houses, Habitat also revitalizes existing structures to create a home that strengthens both a family and a community. This is our Preserve-A-Home program. A family or individual who pursues homeownership with Habitat for Humanity has a few options for housing:

Build-A-Home | Hardworking families and individuals may purchase a newly constructed home. The future homeowner participates in the construction process, sweat equity, and Habitat homeownership classes. When completed, the home is sold with an affordable, no-profit mortgage.

Preserve-A-Home | There are a few ways that homes renovated by habitat can be purchased:

  • Hardworking families/individuals may purchase a home that’s been renovated by Habitat. The future homeowner participates in the renovation process, sweat equity, and Habitat homeownership classes. When completed, the home is sold with an affordable, no-profit mortgage.
  • Hardworking families/individuals may purchase a home already renovated by Habitat. The future homeowner provides the required down payment and the home is sold with financial assistance through Habitat.
  • Families/individuals who can acquire their own financing and down payment may purchase a home already renovated by Habitat.

A hand up, not a hand out.

Habitat for Humanity homes are not given away. When a family or individual partners with Habitat, they invest sweat equity by building or renovating their home and the homes of others, they participate in home maintenance and financial literacy courses, and much more. In short, the path to homeownership isn’t easy, but owning your own decent and affordable home is very much worth the effort.

Have questions?

Becoming a homeowner is no small decision and you likely have a number of questions. Take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions.

We are pledged to the letter and spirit of US policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. The selection of families who purchase homes from Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio will be done by the family selection committee in a way that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, marital status, or national origin.

Do You Qualify?

To be eligible to purchase a Habitat home, potential homeowners must meet three areas of qualification:

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Ability to Pay

Habitat homes are not given away. They are sold to partner families with a zero-interest mortgage. Each family must demonstrate steady income.

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Need for Decent, Affordable Housing

A family must be currently living in sub-standard housing. Habitat works each day to eliminate poverty housing in the local community.

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Willingness to Partner

A family must have the willingness to partner with Habitat by investing Sweat Equity in their home and the homes of other partner families.

About the Partnership

Through our partnership with families and individuals, we equip future home buyers with the strength and self-reliance they’ll need to be successful homeowners.

Families who are accepted in the Habitat partnership will be required to complete a number of sweat equity days. Click here to learn more about sweat equity and take a look at a few of the ways this important investment of time is made.

Work Sites

Being involved in the process of building or renovating Habitat homes – including your own.

Education

Classes involving financial education, hands-on maintenance training, and more.

Additional Opportunities

Assisting the ministry and the Habitat ReStore in the warehouse, or in the ministry offices.

Homeownership Has Its Perks

When you receive the keys to your new home, you will realize the benefits of safe, stable, and affordable housing.

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Stability

Provide your family with a safe, stable home environment to return to at the end of the day.

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Stability

Provide your family with a safe, stable home environment to return to at the end of the day.

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You Own It

Your new home will be an asset and a legacy – something you can pass down to your children.

Have a question about homeownership? Let us help.

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Volunteer

Every hand can make a difference with Habitat for Humanity. Whatever your skill set, stage of life, or passion, there is a place for you here.

Donate

Every gift creates the opportunity to build a better life. When you make a donation, big or small, you’re building the foundation of a family’s bright future.

Own A Home

Every one of us deserves a decent and affordable place to call home. We partner with hard-working families who could use a hand up, not a hand out.