Our Homeowner stories are about relationships, and it’s relationships that drive people to want a better life, to succeed, to do right by the people they love.
A house, a community, a Habitat build site is where these relationships play out.
At Habitat we help families help themselves. Our homeowners receive the financial education they need, help with building their houses and understanding on how to pay an affordable mortgage.
Interested in Homeownership?
Becoming an action hero in your own Habitat story is both exciting and rewarding. The process is straightforward and every step you take our dedicated staff is there, working alongside with you.
Step 1: Inquire
During the initial phase, interested applicants are encouraged to attend an Orientation Session held at Dodd Meadows Community Center, 28 Hofer Court, East Flat Rock, NC 28726 (corner of East Blue Ridge Road & Crest Road). Our next session, which opens the application period, is on:
Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 10:00am
Step 2: Apply
To apply you must submit:
1) a completed application
2) your most recent 30 days of household income documentation (paystubs, benefits statements, etc.)
3) a non-refundable check or money order for $45 made payable to HCHFH
We will conduct income, credit and criminal background verification.
Step 3: Qualification
All applicants are required to meet income, need, ability to pay and willingness to partner, in order to fully qualify for the Habitat program.
Step 4: Decision
Future homeowners will then begin Home Ownership Education Classes and 400 hours of Sweat Equity, which may consist of 100 individual hours per adult and family and friends helping with the remaining hours.
Step 5: Completion
Congratulations!! You will close on your home and are now a new homeowner!
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working Towards My Home – A Homeowner Story
“There is no doubt in my mind that God led me to Habitat. After I turned my life over to God, good things happened to me. I gained custody of my grandson, four-year-old Isaiah, who had been living in a foster home, and we moved into a two-bedroom trailer. However, I could not get my daughter, eight-year-old Abby, back with me until I could provide a home where each child had a separate bedroom. God worked through Habitat for me to get my family back so I could care for my children.
I really didn’t think I was going to qualify for a Habitat home, and I was so very grateful when I was told that I had been accepted. I’m pleased to be a future homeowner with Habitat, and I’ve been helping to build a beautiful three-bedroom house in Dodd Meadows that will soon be our home. I have enjoyed putting in my sweat equity by working alongside Habitat volunteers and my soon-to-be neighbors, and I have worked on 15 homes.
I also enjoy bringing my kids to see our house. They’ve chosen colors for their rooms and look forward to meeting and playing with the other kids in their new neighborhood. They already know the names of some of these kids. Isaiah, Abby, and I look forward to the day next summer when we have a real estate closing. Then I will be a homeowner. The three of us will live in a decent home in a great neighborhood with other Habitat families. I thank God that I will be able to care for my family in peace and security.”
by Troy, a Habitat Homeowner
Troy’s story is really but one of many that disclose the need for affordable housing in Henderson County and the importance of the Habitat mission. His dream of homeownership and many others like his could not have become a reality without your support. Your support as a HopeBuilder of $20 a month or of any amount you can afford helps a father like Troy build a decent place to call home and to raise his family. Click here to donate now.