Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia provides a hand up (not a hand-out) to hard-working families with low incomes who are willing to partner with us as homeowners. Habitat is a partnership between families, volunteers and donors working together to improve the living conditions of families in Philadelphia. Habitat homes are affordable due to zero-interest mortgages, volunteer labor and community support.
Habitat partner families are carefully selected to ensure that they are well-prepared and qualified for Habitat homeownership. The selection process, building of the home, and sweat equity can take up to 24 months. Please click here to learn more about Habitat's homeownership program. If you have a more immediate need for housing, please consider these other organizations and resources.
Home Repair Program:
Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia's Home Repair Program expands on Habitat’s homeownership program to provide critical home repair, weatherization and façade improvement services to low-income homeowners in Philadelphia. Like Habitat’s traditional homeownership model, the WHRP combines a no-interest construction loan, homeowner participation (sweat equity) and volunteer labor to provide affordable housing solutions to low-income families.
Habitat is currently performing critical repairs for eligible homeowners in the Mantua and Sharswood neighborhoods of West Philadelphia and North Central Philadelphia, respectively. Habitat also works to repair the homes of Veterans throughout Philadelphia. Learn more about the Home Repair Program here.