Those interested in applying for Habitat's housing program should attend our New Homeowner Workshop (held twice per year) to obtain a housing application. See details below.
Applicants must meet specific requirements in order for their application to be considered:
You must live or work in Darlington County for at least 1 year.
Our affiliate provides services for Darlington County only.
A need for housing, which means currently housing conditions are substandard, overcrowded, unsafe, or too expensive in relation to a family's monthly income.
A willingness to partner. Partner families must fulfill 300 'sweat equity' hours of volunteer work, both on our construction sites working on their home and other partner families' homes, working at our ReStore, and participating in required workshops and educational classes.
Ability to Pay - You must be able to make a payment of approximately $2,000 to Habitat for Humanity prior to closing. You must be able to make a monthly mortgage payment between $350 and $450, depending on home size. Your income will be verified by your most recent tax return and must be within the following limits:
1-2 Person Family $20,000 - $28,000
3-4 Person Family $22,000 - $31,000
5 or More $26,000 - $35,000
[ Income limits are adjusted annually ]
Applicants who appear to meet the requirements of the program are forwarded to Habitat's Family Selection Committee for review. Habitat conducts a home visit and personal interview with families recommended by the committee to learn more about a family's current living situation in order to assess their need for housing and to answer any additional questions the family might have about Habitat.
Once approved, the selected families and Darlington County Habitat for Humanity sign a "Partnership Agreement." Because there are many more applicants than available homes or funding, the Family Services Committee will select families and individuals who meet all of the qualifications and who have the greatest need for housing.
Darlington County Habitat for Humanity partner family selections are made in compliance with the Federal Credit Equal Opportunity Act on an impartial and non-discriminatory basis. Race, color, national origin, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, age, religion and disability play no part in the choice.
To learn more about the Darlington County Habitat for Humanity home-ownership program, contact us. Please include your full name and mailing &/or email address if you would like us to send you information about how our program works.
We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.
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