orientation (page 3 of 5)

Criteria for homeownership (continued)

Willingness to partner:

  • Once approved, must be willing to complete sweat equity (volunteer) hours
    • 75 hours for a single applicant
    • 150 hours for those with a co-applicant
  • Once approved, must complete homebuyer education classes
    • 8 homebuyer classes
    • 1 first-time homebuyer workshop
  • Encourage other families to participate in the Habitat Orlando & Osceola program
  • Be responsible for the maintenance of your home from the day you move in
  • Be responsible for repaying the mortgage loan in a timely manner so that other families can benefit from the homeownership program
  • You must complete 36 sweat equity hours per quarter to remain in the program (12 hours per month).

Where you can complete sweat equity hours:

  • Construction site
  • Office help
  • Speaking engagements (including interviews with media / Habitat Orlando & Osceola marketing team)
  • Special events
  • Crafting/thank you letters, etc.

We can accommodate disabilities; everyone is invited to partner for affordable homeownership!

School grades toward sweat equity:

  • A maximum of three children of partner families may earn sweat equity hours for each passing academic grade (B or above), each quarter after date of approval.

  • Academic courses are defined as Math, Science, English, History or Foreign Language.

  • The credit will be applied as followed: A = 1 hr., B = 0.5 hr.
  • In addition, hours will accrue for residents of the household who complete an academic college course with the grade of a “B” or above after date of approval. Credit is equal to the number of credit hours earned.

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