Sweat Equity Opportunities

400 hours sweat equity required for a single parent – 200 hours required to be done by the applicant if physically able.

600 hours sweat equity required for a couple – 350 hours required to be done by the adult applicants’ family if physically able.

A minimum of 50 hours sweat equity required to be put on the “next home” list

The applicant/family that has the most hours will, at the discretion of Habitat, be pushed to the top of the list.

1. Attend workshops at the HFH office Training Center for Successful Families on topics such as budgeting, home maintenance and repair and fire prevention.

2. Building on a HFH construction site minimum of 80 hours

a. Hour worked = hour earned

b. Special skills = extra hours earned as determined by HFH – special skills could include electrical, plumbing, HVAC etc.

3. Habitat office work: filing, typing, creating flyers, creating social media posts, emailing client lists, writing thank you notes

 

a. Hour worked = hour earned

b. Special skills = extra hours earned as determined by HFH – special skills could include marketing, public speaking, building community awareness and involvement

4. Working at the ReStore or Bird Store

5. Home Depot/Lowe's home improvement classes upon the approval of HFH with supporting documentation from the provider

6. The parent applicant earns a GED – 50 hours credit given

7. An applicant may have family members and friends volunteer for any of the above (except number six) and “earn” hours up to a maximum of 200 hours per family.

8. If special circumstances are determined sweat equity hours may be adjusted to meet the needs of the applicant family.