Giving Families a Hand Up, not a Hand Out.
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Selected homeowners work alongside volunteers on the construction of their home. Families purchase the home with a 30 year affordable mortgage from a conventional lender. A perpetual deed restriction maintains the affordability status of each home. The proceeds from the home sales are used to further our mission to create affordable housing opportunities in our service area.
Old Colony Habitat partner family/families are selected by a lottery after all of the qualified applicants are identified. Old Colony Habitat for Humanity offers a hand-up, not a hand-out. Our partnership program includes educational workshops to equip new homeowners with the skills necessary to manage being a homeowner and the financial skills to be successful.
Applications will not be available until we are actively marketing a property for sale. The application window will be open for 60 days and the application will be available to download from our website.
Habitat partner family/families are selected based on the following guidelines and level of need as determined by:
In order to qualify, to qualify for our homeowner program, applicants must (a) have a need for safe and decent housing; (b) have lived or worked in our service area for at least a year; (c) attend homeownership / financial management seminars at our offices; (d) meet the HUD median income guidelines; (e) have secure employment, good credit, legal residency, no felony convictions, and no more than one misdemeanor; (f) be able to pay a down payment; (g) demonstrate an ability to pay a mortgage on time, in full, each month; (h) willing to partner with Old Colony Habitat for Humanity by completing the required sweat equity. The requirement is 250 hours of sweat equity per adult in the household with a cap of 500 hours per household.
Old Colony Habitat for Humanity does not discriminate in the selection of applicants on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, ancestry, children, familial status, genetic information, marital status, public assistance recipiency, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran/military status, or any other basis prohibited by law.
Old Colony Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization and we do business in accordance with Federal and Massachusetts Fair Housing and Lending Laws.
For more information about opportunities for homeownership, please contact the family services committee. They can be reached at 508-203-6852 or email: email@example.com
* PLEASE NOTE: All home construction is conditional on final permitting approvals.
Communities We Serve
Assonet, Attleboro, Bellingham, Berkley, East Freetown, Fall River, Foxboro, Franklin, Mansfield, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Norton, Plainville, Raynham, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Dighton, Swansea, Somerset, Taunton, Medfield, Medway, Millis and Wrentham.
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