ReHabitat is our critical repair program. Funded by grants, ReHabitat makes critical repairs on homes of low-income seniors, veterans and people with disabilities.
Habitat homes are large enough for the partner family’s needs but small enough to keep construction and maintenance costs to a minimum. Our three or four-bedroom, two-bath homes are approximately 1,300-1350 square feet. All of our homes are single story, wood frame structures that earn the highest energy ratings possible.
Habitat for Humanity of Smith County holds the mortgages on all of the homes that we build.
Habitat homes are built primarily by volunteers and the partner family.
Depending on weather, it takes approximately 10 to 12 weeks to build a home.
Habitat homes are sponsored by businesses, corporations, churches, civic organizations and private foundations that donate money to cover the cost of construction. Sometimes the funding for a home comes from one source, but more often it comes from several sources joining together to build a home.
Families who qualify to build and purchase a Habitat home must meet the following criteria:
A partner family is a family that has completed the application process and been qualified to partner with Habitat to build and purchase a home.
Habitat homes are sold to a partner family at zero percent interest. Partner families must meet a rigorous set of criteria before being approved to purchase a Habitat home.
No. We build homes with people in need and sell them through a no-profit, interest free mortgage.