Build a brighter future.

A decent, affordable home is an investment that lasts for generations. We’re talking about the strength, stability, and self-reliance that comes through homeownership.

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Homeownership

The need for affordable housing is immense, and the lasting impact homeownership can have on families and individuals is undeniable. Habitat for Humanity homes are not free gifts – each family who partners with Habitat is making a personal and financial investment in their future. Contact us if you or someone you know is in need of decent, affordable housing. We’ll explain the process and explore the homeownership options available.

Every family needs a strong foundation to build a brighter future.

At Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio, we believe that every one of us deserves a decent and affordable place to call home, and that home becomes a launching point for a brighter future.

At Habitat for Humanity, 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, affordbale 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 an affordable monthly payment. As Habitat homeowners make their mortgage payments, they are helping to complete the homes of future homeowners – and the cycle continues. This is how Habitat works.

Strength. Stability. Self-Reliance.

At #HabitatforHumanity, we have seen firsthand how critical housing is to families and to communities. We realized from the beginning that when we build structures, we are also building strength, stability, and self-reliance.

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Do You Qualify?

To be eligible to purchase a home with Habitat for Humanity, potential homeowners must meet these 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.

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We’re offering 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. Each family also participates in home maintenance and financial literacy courses, and much more. In short, the path to homeownership isn’t easy, but owning your own decent, affordable home is very much worth the investment.

We rebuild the past to help you shape your family’s future.

In addition to building new houses, Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio 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 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 for Humanity can be purchased:

  • Hardworking families and 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 and 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 and individuals who can acquire their own financing and down payment may purchase a home already renovated by Habitat.

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.

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, future planning, and more.

Additional Options

Lending a hand at Habitat for Humanity ReStore, in the warehouse, or in the Habitat ministry offices.

Homeownership Has Its Perks

When you receive the keys to your new home, you will quickly begin realize the benefits of safe, decent, 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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Affordability

We work with you to ensure that your new home is affordable so you can use your resources effectively.

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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, 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 to offer a hand up, not a hand out.

OUR VISION At Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio, we believe in a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

OUR MISSION Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
NON-PROSELYTIZING POLICY Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio is a Christian, faith-based non-profit. However, we will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith. Questions? Send us a message.
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