Does Habitat for Humanity give homes away?
No, Habitat is not a charity or a “hand-out” program but instead effectively empowers families, lifting them out of the hopelessness of poverty and substandard, unsafe housing. Each Habitat homeowner in San Antonio contributes at least 300 hours of “sweat equity” to build their own home and those of their neighbors. Habitat homes are sold to homeowners at no profit. Homeowners pay an affordable monthly mortgage payment of approximately $375 – $425 with zero percent interest (includes insurance and taxes). The principal from the mortgage payments comes back into our program to support building more homes.