Homeowner families are chosen according to their need; their ability to repay the no-profit, no-interest mortgage; and their willingness to work in partnership with Habitat.
Building your own home through Habitat for Humanity is well worth the effort you will invest.
The first step in the process is to complete a pre-application form. These forms are available at both of our ReStore locations: 1004 Walton Way, Augusta, GA, 30901 and 3112 Washington Rd, Augusta, GA, 30907. You may also download and print the pre application by clicking the link below. Fill out the form and mail it to the preprinted address or drop it off at one of the ReStores.
After screening the pre-application forms, qualified applicants will complete a full application. You may either call our office at (706) 481-8681 or email us at for more information.
The Family Selection Committee chooses partners based on housing need, ability to repay the loan, stability, and willingness to partner with Habitat. We have a nondiscriminatory policy regarding family selection. Neither race nor religion is a factor in selecting the families that receive Habitat houses.
Using volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat builds homes with the help of the future homeowners. Houses are sold to homeowner families at no profit, with no-interest mortgages. Mortgages are usually for 30 years. The principal paid on each mortgage is used to construct future Habitat homes.
Habitat is not a giveaway program, but a joint venture in which those who benefit from the housing ministry are involved in the work at various levels along with those who desire to contribute their resources to make decent housing a reality. Each homeowner family is required to invest hours of sweat-equity into the construction of their home or homes of other Habitat families. This reduces the monetary cost of the house, increases the personal involvement of family members in their home and fosters the development of positive relationships with other persons.
Habitat builds simple, decent housing. The size of the home is tailored to the family’s size and special needs.