Become a Homeowner

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How are Partner Families Selected?

Our Family Selection Committee reviews the applications and chooses families based on their need for better shelter, their willingness to become partners in the program, and their ability to repay a no-interest mortgage. Applicants must have lived or worked in Bulloch County for at least one year at the time of application. Once a family is selected, they start attending homeowner education classes and volunteering with Habitat on our construction sites and at our store. Then they volunteer with Habitat on the construction of their house. After the house is completed, Habitat sells the house to the family for the cost of construction using a low- or no-interest mortgage.

***Habitat for Humanity of Bulloch County does not provide home repairs, rental assistance or emergency housing assistance, but will refer to other agencies when possible.***

Criteria for Application

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• Live or work in Bulloch County for the twelve months prior to application.

• Be in need of adequate housing.
House physically substandard.
House too small for family size.
Temporary or living with others.
Too expensive for family income.
Not accessible for disabled family member.
Just wanting a house is NOT enough!

• Be willing to partner with Habitat on their own and others’ houses.
Sweat equity — labor on your own and others’ houses, work at ReStore or office.
Attending Homeowner Education sessions and other events.
Taking responsibility – this will be YOUR house!

• Be able to pay for a no-interest mortgage, based on credit and income.
Have sufficient, reliable, and verifiable income to pay the mortgage payment.
Have an acceptable credit history.
Income limits vary by family size.

General Income Guidelines

Family Size Family Income
Family of 1 $10,200 – $20,580
Family of 2 $11,760 – $23,520
Family of 3 $13,230 – $26,460
Family of 4 $14,670 – $29,340
Family of 5 $15,870 – $31,740
Family of 6 $17,040 – $34,080
Family of 7 $18,210 – $36,420
Family of 8 $19,380 – $38,760

(These numbers are based on a median income for a family of one through eight people in Bulloch County. An applicant who qualifies for a Habitat house must make a yearly income of at least $10,200 or 30% – 60% of the median income of families their size)

How to Apply

Please review the criteria to see if you think you meet the qualifications. If you are interested in applying for Habitat for Humanity’s Program Toward Homeownership, contact the Habitat office at 912-489-2076 ext 205, or email habitatoffice@habitatbulloch.org and provide your name, telephone number, and mailing address for our interest list. You will be contacted during our next application season to attend an Application Seminar. There are generally one or two application seasons each year depending on Habitat’s construction timeline.

If you do not qualify for a Habitat House here are some other links to affordable housing information.

Become a Volunteer

Help us with projects that benefit the organization.

Contact Us

Address

201 Johnson Street, P.O. Box 1253
Statesboro, Georgia 30458

Habitat for Humanity Office Hours

Monday-Friday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Spike's Restore Hours

Friday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Phone

(912) 489-2076

Our Staff

Kathy Jenkins, Executive Director
Ext.201 | director@habitatbulloch.org

Marcus Toole, Community Outreach Coordinator
Ext.203 | volunteer@habitatbulloch.org

Arliesha Lovett, ReStore Manager
Ext.204 | restoremanager@habitatbulloch.org

Lynn Carper, Construction Manager
construction@habitatbulloch.org

Madison Bridges, Administrative Assistant
Ext.205 | habitatoffice@habitatbulloch.org

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We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We affirm and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.