What is Sweat Equity?
Sweat Equity refers to new homeowners investing work into their own homes or Habitat’s affordable homeownership program in general. It is an opportunity for families to play an active part in making their homeownership dreams a reality, and gain skills and knowledge that set them up for long-term success as a homeowner.
Hours are completed by working on the construction sites, in the Habitat stores, through Homeowner education classes, volunteering in the community, or by working in our office. We will accommodate individuals who are not physically able to work on the construction site on a case by case basis.
Sweat Equity Requirements
|Total Sweat Equity Hours Needed
|150 *minimum* per applicant
|Mandatory Construction Hours
|75 *minimum* per applicant
|75 *maximum* per applicant
|Monthly Hour Requirement
|14 *minimum* per applicant
Homebuyers are required to contribute 20 Sweat Equity hours each week during the construction of the home, 10 hours of which can be donated.
If you have questions about Sweat Equity, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206-866-7614.