What does it take to be an owner of a Habitat home?
Habitat for Humanity - South Collin County (HfH-SCC) is accepting applications for people who would like to purchase a Habitat for Humanity home in the South Collin County area. Each house costs approximately $65,000, not including the land.
HfH-SCC already has several lots in the Douglass community ready for development. The purchasing process is similar to buying a house on the standard real estate market.
Family Information MeetingsAttendance at a Family Information meeting is mandatory for applying to become a prospective homeowner. You can fill out our online Home Interest Form and we will mail you a notice of our next Family Information Meeting.
Dates for 2009
Qualifications for Prospective HomeownersThere are three basic requirements for qualifying a prospective homeowner:
Once a family is selected, they and their family and/or friends must work 400 "sweat equity hours" by helping to build their house and/or by working on other HfH-SCC projects. The first 100 hours must be completed within three months of the family’s conditional approval and prior to the start of construction. Families also make a $1,000 payment toward the first year's homeowner’s insurance and 2-3 months escrow on their home. The 20-25 year mortgage is interest free.
Interested applicants or those wanting to get additional information should contact Habitat for Humanity -South Collin County at [ email ].
Habitat for Humanity-South Collin County does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, handicap, religion, marital status, or because any portion of an applicant's income is derived from public assistance programs.
We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or sources of income.