Before moving forward, ask yourself…Is my family ready to make this commitment?

Purchasing a
Habitat OC
home is a big

Partnering with Habitat OC means you
will agree to:

  • Attend classes
  • Attend events
  • Be a good neighbour
  • Be an advocate for Habitat OC
  • Help build homes
  • Participate in events

What is sweat equity?

Families who purchase Habitat OC homes work alongside volunteers from all over Orange County. They build together, laugh together, and can form long lasting friendships.
“Sweat equity” means a Habitat OC homeowner has invested time and labor, not just money, into building their community.
Each adult applicant purchasing a Habitat OC home agrees to invest 250 hours of sweat equity. Usually, this means helping to build homes in the family’s new neighborhood. It may also include working in other areas of Habitat OC like the office or Habitat OC ReStore.

Sweat equity helps

  • Create partnerships between Habitat OC families, volunteers and staff
  • Families learn how to maintain their homes
  • Homeowners become especially proud of their homes

If physical labor is out of the question, there are plenty of other ways to complete sweat equity. Don’t be discouraged!