The first step in the Habitat homeowner process is to attend a family orientation meeting. These are scheduled once or twice a year. See below for details of our family orientation meetings coming up during the first week in May.
LowCountry Habitat for Humanity partners with responsible families in need to provide an opportunity to become homeowners. The Habitat homeowner program is a hand-up, not a hand-out. It is not a solution for emergency housing needs, as the program usually takes one year or more from selection date to move in date.
You must meet 4 requirements to be eligible for our family partner program:
To get started, all applicants need to attend a family orientation meeting. Things to remember: No children at the orientations, please. Choose only one meeting to attend. All applicants must attend the orientation but not necessarily together. Meetings will start on time and late comers will not be admitted. If you have special needs requirements, please contact the office in advance.
Once accepted in the homeowner program, families work with volunteers to learn homeownership skills, while working on their house or another Habitat house. Upon closing, Habitat homeowners pay a no-interest-no-profit mortgage to our “Fund for Humanity”, which is used to build more houses.
The application process includes a two-part written application, income, credit and landlord verifications, and two separate home visits by the Family Selection Committee. Final approval of a homeowner is made by our Board of Directors.