Our Homeownership Program
Essex County Habitat believes everyone deserves a decent place to live. Unfortunately, 1 in 7 families pay 50% or more of their income on housing and therefore cannot contribute to the community or build a future.
Through our Homeownership program, families who are unable to afford a traditional mortgage, partner with us to build and purchase their own home. Instead of a down payment, they work sweat equity hours alongside our volunteers to help build their own home.
With affordable homeownership, families are able to achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families.
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