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Habitat for Humanity Santa Cruz County

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General Agency Information
Name:Habitat for Humanity Santa Cruz County
Alternate Name(s):HFHI
HFHSCC
Address:1007 Cedar Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-469-4663
Fax Number:831-469-3118
Email Address:admin@habitatsc.org
Website:www.habitatsc.org
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Description:Habitat for Humanity Santa Cruz County is an independent locally operated and funded affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Our mission is to build affordable, decent homes and provide home ownership opportunities to qualified families who live and work in Santa Cruz County.

HfHSCC is not a giveaway program. Habitat homes are purchased by families who make a down payment and pay a monthly mortgage. Mortgages are provided by HfHSCC at 0% interest.

Homeowner families are chosen according to their need, their ability to repay the no-profit, zero-interest mortgage, and their willingness to work in partnership with Habitat. Each Habitat homeowner contributes 500 hours in sweat equity towards the construction of a Habitat home.

ELIGIBILITY:
Be legal residents of the United States and at least one adult must be a US Citizen or have permanent legal residency status.
Live or work in Santa Cruz County.
Have a household income that does not exceed HUD income requirement for lower income households.
Commit to complete 500 hours of "sweat equity".
Programs:Habitat provides a Public Speakers Bureau.

HABITAT RESTORE is a volunteer-driven home improvement store that accepts and resells new and re-useable building materials, appliances, hardware, and furniture to the public at a fraction of the normal retail price. All proceeds fund the construction of Habitat homes in Santa Cruz County.
Publications:Newsletter
Volunteer Info:Minimum Age:14 for office, 16 for construction.
Assist in providing low-income housing. There are a variety of ways to get involved from office support to construction. Contact the office at 469-4663 or volunteer@habitatsc.org
Languages other than English:Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled:Call for Information
Public Transportation:Call for information
Eligibility:See Description Notes
Fees:Call for Information
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Funding Source:Donations
Fees
Grants
 
Officials
 

Mike  Bethke
President of Board of Directors

Melanie  Shaffer Freitas
Executive Director

Subject Headings
 Christians
Housing Search and Information
Low Income
Private Nonprofits
Speakers/Speakers Bureaus
Subsidized Home Purchase
Volunteer Opportunities
This record last modified October 30, 2014

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