Willingness to Participate as a Partner with Habitat
When selected, you become a “partner family” in the Habitat movement. To become a “partner family” you must complete 300 hours of volunteer work with Habitat, which will count toward your “sweat equity” contribution to be completed before and after becoming a home owner. Your assistance in constructing your home and the homes of others is called “sweat equity” and may include clearing the lot, painting, helping with construction, providing food for volunteers, or working in the Habitat office. As a partner family you must complete 300 hours of sweat equity. Your family can receive credit of up to 100 hours by applying time put in on your behalf by friends and relatives who join in the work.
You will be responsible for the maintenance and repairs of your house from the time you move into your home.
After moving into your home, the Family Support Committee will maintain an on-going relationship with you. This includes financial counseling and household maintenance education.