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

Purchasing A

Habitat OC

Home Is A



Partnering with Habitat OC means you will agree to:

Attend classes

Attend/participate in events

Be a good neighbor

Be an advocate for Habitat OC

Help build homes

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!

Contact Info

Homebuyer Services Department
Phone: 714.434.6200 ext.213

Learn about all our Offerings:

Attend a Homebuyer Orientation meeting and learn how to apply to purchase a Habitat OC home. Sessions are online webinars.