As active participants in building a better future for themselves and their families, qualified Habitat homebuyers are not only in search of a better environment, they are eager to put in the necessary work to see their dreams of homeownership become a reality. Does this sound like you or someone you know? If so, contact us below for more information.contact us
One of the main principles of Habitat’s existence was to eliminate substandard housing. Some common factors of substandard housing are; poorly made, unhealthy or inadequate structures; unaffordable rent; homes inaccessible for disabilities, crime-riddled communities or homes damaged by natural disaster.
Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis offers potential homebuyers access to an affordable mortgage tailored to those whose living at or below 50% of the area median income. This allows the buyers to build their assets while also cycling funds to their family and partner communities for generations.
Habitat Saint Louis homebuyers are required to complete a minimum of 350 hours of “sweat-equity” per signer, although many buyers close with well over 600. The hours are earned by helping to build the house they will purchase and live in, as well as the houses of other people who are participating in our program. Sweat equity is also earned by participating in family-centered workshops on personal finances, home maintenance, being a good neighbor, health and fitness, and other related topics.
Due to the overwhelming response of future homeowners, we will take a few months to process received applications. Please check back for an updated schedule of Informational Meetings. Thank you for your understanding.
We sat down with Riviera B., daughter of a 2009 Habitat homeowner, to discuss growing up in the Habitat Saint Louis program and her plans to pursue a career in pediatric nursing. In 2022, Rivera graduated from both Metro High School and St. Louis Community College, and is currently enrolled in nursing classes at Saint …