Honolulu Habitat for Humanity partners with families on Oahu to realize their dream of owning their own home.
Habitat Partner Families are homeowners who, through this partnership work alongside staff and volunteers to build their own home. Through this effort, the cost of home is greatly reduced. Habitat homes are affordable, quality and attainable!
Applications are reviewed by the Habitat Board of Directors, using the selection criteria in a way that does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, ability, religion, national origin, family status or marital status, or because all or part of income is derived from any public assistance program.
Attending an information session is a great introduction towards a partnership with Honolulu Habitat for Humanity.
Contact our office 538-7070 to find out about scheduled sessions or to set up an individual consultation with our team!
Three CORE TENETS OF BEING A PARTNer FAMILY
Family is living in inadequate housing and don’t have access to the financial resources to buy a home without our programs.
2. FINANCIAL STABILITY
Family has a stable income, either from employment or other legitimate sources, who have an acceptable credit history and who don’t have excessive debt. Habitat families have incomes that are between 30% and 60% of the median income figures for the Honolulu area, adjusted for family size. Please see below for a chart of our income levels.
3. Willingness to partner
Partner Families work right along our staff and volunteers to build their home. Sweat equity hours provided before and during after your home construction is the foundation of our partnership!
2017 Median Income
What does a partnership with Honolulu Habitat mean?
Building a home with Honolulu Habitat for Humanity is a partnership. Habitat works to find the best funding and mortgage strategy possible for our families.
The hours that you spend building your house, and helping other families build theirs, is called sweat equity. Each adult family member is required to work towards a goal of approximately 200 sweat equity hours during their home build. If a family member has physical limitations, Habitat will work with the family to identify other tasks that can be performed towards their sweat equity hours.
We also ask Habitat families to participate in publicity. Because we rely heavily on donations to pay for building materials, our families play a vital role in telling the Habitat story to the community.
Being a partner also means being faithful in making the mortgage payments every month. Your mortgage payments go directly into a fund that enables us to build more houses for more families.