If you are a low-income New York City resident living in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions, you could qualify for financing through Habitat for Humanity towards the purchase of a Habitat home in your community.
Habitat for Humanity New York City (HFH-NYC) is a non-profit organization that seeks to eliminate poverty housing and to create simple, decent and affordable housing for individuals and families in need. In New York City, projects are both gut renovations and new construction.
Applicants wishing to be Habitat homeowners must meet the following qualifications:
- Need: Families must be living in either
substandard or overcrowded housing conditions or have a severe rent burden
(pay more than 50 percent of household income for rent).
- Willing to Partner: Families must be willing to help build their home and the homes of their neighbors by providing 300 hours of “sweat equity” per adult household member.
Call (212) 991-4000 for more information or visit www.habitatnyc.org