Do you want to be a Habitat homeowner? To see if you qualify for a Habitat House, answer the following questions:
- Are you living in substandard housing conditions?
- Are you able to pay $350 each month in mortgage payments?
- Are you willing to work with others to build your own home?
If you answered yes to all of these questions, Pickens County Habitat for Humanity might be right for you!
Persons interested in applying for a home should contact Cindy Sanders at 878-6374 for an appointment to review the application process and receive an Application Packet.
Pickens County Habitat is currently seeking applicant families who wish to live in Easley, Pickens, Liberty, Central, or Clemson.
Habitat for Humanity is a Christian housing ministry financed through private donations and utilizing volunteer labor. our purpose is to build homes with families and sell the houses at no profit and no interest to famlies who could not otherwise afford a home. Please read the following items to see if you know someone who might qualify as a prospective homeowner.
- To qualify they must have a housing need. For example: no indoor plumbing, poor heating, leaks in the roof, overcrowding (three in each bedroom), unsafe or unsanitary conditions, or paying more than 30% of their income for suitable housing.
- They must have lived or worked in Pickens County for the past year and must have had their current job or source of income for the past six months.
- With their permission, we will verify employment and other income, and obtain a statement from current landlord. An interview and home visit are included in the second phase of the application process.
- If approved for a Habitat home, we require that each applicant (age 18 and above) in the household be willing to work a minimum of 200 hours of sweat hours. 35 of those hours must be completed before construction can begin on your home.
- If they are approved for our Habitat Program, they will be required to attend homeowner education programs to learn and practice budgeting, home repair, and maintenance. You will receive sweat hours credit for these courses.
- If approved for a Habitat home, $500 will be required for closing. This must be paid prior to closing on your home.
- If they are approved for a home and meet the sweat hours and down payment requirements, we will sell them a home at cost. Habitat house payments, which include taxes and insurance, will be no more than 30% of your monthly income. These house payments will be used by Habitat to build more houses with other families. This requires that these payments be made on time each month.
We encourage anyone interested in being a Habitat for Humanity homeowner to contact Cindy Sanders at 878-6374 for an appointment to review the application process and receive an Application Packet.
All information is considered confidential and is to be used only for family selection purposes. The entire application process takes approximately two months.