Habitat for Humanity of Addison County builds affordable homes in partnership with families currently living in unsuitable housing who cannot obtain a conventional mortgage. We sell these houses to our partner families at our cost. There is no interest on our mortgages. We keep our costs low through the use of donated and discounted materials and volunteer labor and donations from individuals and businesses.
Habitat builds homes with people who might not qualify for a conventional mortgage and cannot afford a typical home in this area. Since the Habitat home is built by volunteers and is sold at cost, the mortgage payment on the home is usually less than what a family is paying in rent. A Habitat home provides quality housing at an affordable price.
Why rent when you can buy your ENERGY EFFICIENT home?
We are continually searching for partners to live in homes we build in Addison County. We encourage you to take the next step and contact us at HabitatApplicationsAC@gmail.com for further information, or call us at 388-0400. All of our homeowners say they never thought they would qualify nor that they would be selected, but they were. Click here for eligibility criteria and application form.
We are always looking for volunteers! Whether you have experience with building or not, we can find ways for you to contribute to the cause.
Each home costs about $125,000 cash in addition to the volunteer labor and donations in kind. That includes a 10% donation to the International Habitat for Humanity Organization, which is helping provide housing all over the world from right here in Addison County to Cambodia. All donations are tax-deductible.
We also recognize that there is a tremendous need throughout Addison County to help people who own their homes but do not have the resources to complete essential minor repairs like peeling paint, rotting steps, and broken railings. With this in mind, we began our A Brush With Kindness/Home Repair Program in 2013. Click here to apply for home repair.