Our Process

How does Habitat operate?

Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat for Humanity builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses working alongside our homeowner partner families.

Habitat does not just give away homes for free. Homes are sold to families at the cost of materials with a zero-interest mortgage. Homeowners spend hundreds of hours volunteering, make a down payment and have monthly mortgage payments.

The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are then used to build more Habitat houses.

How are partner families selected?

Families in need of decent shelter with income in the range of 30%-60% of the HUD median local income can apply to become homeowners. Lawrence Habitat follows a non-discriminatory policy of family selection; neither race nor religion is a factor in who is selected to become a Habitat partner family.

You can find out more about becoming a homeowner here.

     

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