Frequently Asked Questions
What does Habitat for Humanity do?
Habitat for Humanity builds affordable homes with families and individuals in need of housing. We also assist qualifying homeowners with critical home repairs that enable them to remain in their homes. Learn more.
How will my donation be used?
All contributions are used where most needed: construction materials, land acquisition, building permits, subcontractor fees, other construction expenses, and administrative costs.
You may specify which program or cost that you wish to support. Donate now.
Are Habitat houses free?
No. In addition to the hundreds of hours of sweat equity that homeowners put into the building of their homes, they purchase their homes through a low or no-interest mortgage provided by Putnam County Habitat for Humanity, or through a USDA Direct Loan.
How are homeowners selected?
People in need of decent shelter can apply to Habitat for Humanity of Putnam, Inc. The Homeowner Selection Committee assesses each applicant’s level of need, their willingness to become partners in the program and their ability to repay a low or no-interest mortgage loan. Neither race nor religion is a factor in choosing who qualifies for a Habitat home; however, applicants must be residents of Putnam County for at least one year prior to their application.