Partner with Habitat
Your willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area is crucial. Families approved for our homeownership program must volunteer a minimum of 200 300 or 400 “sweat equity” hours while they work to become a homeowner.
This process usually takes 12 months or longer. Families earn these sweat equity hours by volunteering at our Habitat Office or ReStore; and by attending mandatory homeowner education classes such as “Budgeting,” “Construction 101,” “How to Write A Will,” and “Being a Good Neighbor.”
Families spend their last 100 sweat equity hours helping to build another Partner Family’s home as well as their own. Habitat also allows each Partner Family to bring 1 guest with them to help with the sweat equity hours – as long as the guest is at least 16 years old. By bringing a guest, families can earn double hours!
Are you ready to begin working toward owning a home?