New Home Construction
Habitat for Humanity builds decent and affordable homes around the world in partnership with families in need of a decent place to live. Habitat homebuyers help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.
Since 1989, HFHCC has assisted over 50 families in obtaining the dream of homeownership.
The Hammaker Family moved into the 50th home built in 2016.
We offer home repair services to homeowners so they can continue to live in safe, decent homes for years to come. Some of our home repair work includes painting, landscaping, weatherization and minor repair services to preserve home exteriors and revitalize neighborhoods.
How does Home Preservation work?
- Families partner with Habitat based on income, need and willingness to help.
- We use volunteer labor and donated materials to keep costs low.
- An affordable loan is made to the homeowner to cover the cost of the work. Payments are placed in a revolving fund to help Home Preservation serve others in need.
Why do we offer these exterior maintenance services?
- Families need to live in safe and well-maintained homes.
- Neighborhoods become revitalized.
- Community connections are made.
- Affordable housing inventory is preserved.
Disaster Recovery Repair Program
The Disaster Recovery Repair program is for low income residents, who own their home, and in need of repairs as a result of a major natural disaster. Examples of repairs may include, but not limited to roof repair or replacement, siding, drywall, painting, windows and doors.
Families may or may not have acquired their homes originally through Habitat. Following are the guidelines that qualifying families must meet for the Disaster Recovery Repair Program.
- Own the home where the repairs are to be made.
- Occupy the home as your primary residence.
- Household income must fall below 80% of the Area Median Income. We will determine this for you during the application process.
The following are important items to consider before beginning the application process.
- If you have homeowner’s insurance, you must file a claim with them.
- Funds received from a homeowner’s insurance claim, from FEMA, or any other money received for home repairs must be applied to the total cost of the repairs first.
- If approved, Habitat will perform the agreed upon repairs with the help of local contractors and/or volunteers.
- Habitat offers a hand up, not a hand out. Repair recipients will be expected to participate in the repair process through “sweat equity” and/or some financial repayment, depending on means.
- Homeowners must provide a safe, clean, uncluttered working environment for Habitat staff and volunteers.
Hurricane Harvey recovery project was funded in part by grants from the American Red Cross, HEART ReBuild Texas, and United Way of the Coastal Bend.