This is a common misconception. Habitat does not give houses away - we are a hand up, not a hand out - instead, we provide people a no-profit, no-interest mortgage to make home ownership a possibility for those who could not otherwise purchase a home.
Our home ownership program is not a quick fix. The application and building processes are quite lengthy. If you need housing quickly, contact the United Way's 2-1-1 Information Hotline at 2-1-1 on landlines or 330-499-9997 on cellular phones. You can also call the homeless hotline at 330-452-4363
Four simple things make Habitat homes affordable for lower-income people:
The Alliance Area Habitat for Humanity does not receive any government subsidies for providing housing for lower-income people. We are funded through gifts, grants, mortgage payments from Habitat homeowners, and the generosity of the Alliance area community.
Call (330-823-2448) or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information or check out Habitat for Humanity International's site at www.habitat.org