Habitat for Humanity of Summit County was organized as an
affiliate in 1987. We have been building homes for families in
Summit County for almost 25 years. We are dedicated to providing decent, and
affordable housing by partnering with low-income families in
need. To date, Habitat for Humanity of Summit County has built over
175 homes and has housed more than 180 adults and 325 minors.
Our homes are sold on a 20-30 year, zero-interest mortgage to
each partner family. This mortgage is paid directly to Habitat in
monthly installments creating what is known as the "revolving fund
for humanity". The fund helps provide resources to build more
houses and more hope in Summit County.
Habitat requires each family to complete 250 "sweat equity"
hours per adult in the household before moving into their new home.
These hours are completed by helping to build their home and the
homes of other families in the program, volunteering with other
non-profits, and attending homeownership classes held by the
affiliate. These classroom sessions are mandatory and provide the
new homeowner with training on budgeting, home maintenance,
gardening, nutrition, first aid and more.
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