Program Requirements

Become a homeowner.

Chautauqua Area Habitat for Humanity works with families who are in need of a safe, decent and affordable house in Chautauqua County. With a team of volunteers, we partner with low-income families to build or renovate homes which are sold without profit.

At least (1) adult in the household
At least (1) child under age 18

A demonstrable need to improve their current housing situation

A regular dependable income (which does not exceed 60% – 80% of the county median income based on family size)

The family may be receiving food stamps, Medicaid, SSI, SSD, and certain other social benefits. We can help you determine if you qualify financially.

Must be willing to partner with Habitat in becoming a homeowner and be willing to put in 250 “sweat equity” hours per adult in the household. “Sweat equity” refers to the amount of time and labor put in at the construction site. Family and friends may contribute a portion of these hours.

Interested in applying for our home purchase program?

What We Do

Our Impact

Increased tax base for communities in which we build

Improved neighborhoods

30

Homes Built

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