Home Ownership Overview

Habitat for Humanity is a homeownership program that empowers families to build a new life for themselves through the stability and security of owning their own home. Habitat homes are not given away but are sold to families who qualify and are willing to put in hundreds of hours of sweat equity labor and to make a monthly mortgage payment. Habitat homes are affordable because Habitat does not make a profit, the homes are sold with a no-interest loan, and the homes are built mostly by volunteers.
 
Selected families are our partners in every sense of the word. They contribute a minimum of 400 hours of labor on their own home and on the homes of other Habitat families. Homeowners also participate in a series of classes designed to prepare them for the responsibilities of homeownership.

Family Services Program

We offer our Home Owners and Partner Families a variety of programs.

Homeworks is a pre-purchase educational program that all Habitat families must complete prior to moving into their own home. The workshops cover topics such as: home insurance, homeowners associations, being a good neighbor, energy efficiency, lawn care, and home maintenance. As a part of this educational process, partner families will also participate in the Dave Ramsey program, Financial Peace University.

L.I.F.E. is a post purchase program, an expansion of the education and support services provided to Habitat Homeowners and their Families. Habitat PBC collaborates with a variety of community organizations to facilitate workshops on topics which are helpful to a homeowner once they move into their home.

The Prep Club is an enrichment program for students grades K-12 who reside in or will soon be in a home built by Habitat for Humanity PBC. The program includes regular meetings that cover topics such as financial literacy, etiquette, safety, and a number of other community supported experiences. The Prep Club also recognizes and rewards students for their academic accomplishments.
 
If you or your organization would like to collaborate with or donate to any of our Family Services Programs, please contact Family Services at (561) 253-2080 or at familyservices@habitatpbc.org.
 
How can you qualify for a Habitat home? Click here for qualifications.
 
 
Additional questions regarding Habitat PBC Homeownership? Click here for Homeownership FAQ.
 
 
Habitat for Humanity is pledged to the letter and spirit of the 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 becoming a homeowner due to race, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.