Careful selection and preparation of families for homeowner partnership
An intentional educational and financial preparation process of prospective
Engagement of families in the educational preparation and performance of
“sweat equity” in order to better themselves
Insistence on personal responsibility by each homeowner family
Habitat houses around the world are built according to the same 3 guiding principles:
Habitat houses are modestly sized. They are large enough for the homeowner family’s
needs, but small enough to keep construction maintenance costs to a minimum.
Habitat for Humanity uses quality, locally available building materials. Habitat house
designs reflect the local climate and culture.
The labor of volunteers and partner families, efficient building methods, modest house
sizes and nonprofit loans make it affordable for low income families to purchase Habitat