About Homeownership

Everyone deserves an opportunity for a better life.

Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity partners with families in Cumberland County to help them build a place they can call home. Cumberland County Habitat homeowners put in 500 hours per couple and 350 per individual of sweat equity and then work alongside volunteers as they help build their own homes.

The required sweat equity hours are acquired through our homeownership education program that includes budgeting, home repair, construction, how to be a good neighbor, and more. Future homeowners also earn hours from volunteer work, and even children can help earn hours through good grades on their report cards.

After helping in constructing their home, homeowners then purchase their home and pay an affordable no interest mortgage.

The self-empowerment created by this opportunity helps homeowner families eliminate barriers to a better, healthier, more financially stable life. We believe that with a little help, we all have the potential to stand on our own.

To learn more about applying for the homeowner program, click here.

Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity is pledged to a policy of equal opportunity. All decisions regarding the provision of program services are made without regard to the race, color, sex, religion, national origin, familial status or disability of an applicant, their household members or surrounding community. Habitat for Humanity is an equal opportunity employer.