What does Habitat for Humanity Tucson do?
How can I get a house?
Are Habitat houses free?
How much do I have to make?
Do I have to have good credit?
I know someone who needs help fixing their house. Can you help?
I’m being evicted, can you help?
Why doesn’t Habitat buy foreclosed homes?
How do you get to the Corazon Del Pueblo home development?

What does Habitat for Humanity Tucson do?

Habitat for Humanity Tucson works to end poverty housing by creating opportunities for homeownership in partnership with low-income families, and by making safe, decent, affordable shelter a matter of community conscience and action.

Simply put, we help individuals and families, who might not otherwise have the opportunity, achieve the dream and stability of homeownership.

Habitat homes are built through partnerships with the local government, foundations, corporations, faith groups and individuals.

Families purchase Habitat homes with a 0% interest mortgage to maintain affordability. The homeowner’s monthly mortgage payments go to Habitat; these proceeds are then reinvested in future homes and generations.

Habitat homeowners’ futures brighten with a stable, healthy environment that provides space in which to live, grow and thrive. Communities blossom as neighborhood revitalization increases property values, stabilizes the workforce, lowers crime and fosters civic engagement.

For more information please visit our About Us page.

How can I get a house?

Habitat for Humanity Tucson is an equal opportunity housing provider and complies with federal local regulations regarding housing discrimination. We consider applicants without regard to race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, age, physical ability, religion, marital or family status, or because all or part of an applicant’s income is derived from public assistance programs.

All Habitat homeowners must meet preset criteria based on their housing and financial need, ability to pay, and willingness to partner with Habitat and our program requirements before they can buy a home.  Habitat homes are sold, not given, to pre-approved Habitat homeowners with a 25 year, zero-interest loan.  Homeowners are required to pay a modest down payment, in addition to volunteering 200 hours of ‘sweat equity’ per adult per home.

Anyone interested in applying for a home must attend an information session prior to applying. Please visit our Apply for a Habitat Home page for more information.

Are Habitat houses free?

No, families who qualify purchase the homes with a 0% interest mortgage which helps to maintain affordability. The homeowner’s monthly mortgage payments go to Habitat; these proceeds are then reinvested in future homes and generations. Homeowners are also required to pay a modest down payment.

For more information about applying for a Habitat home, click here.

Do I have to have good credit?

During the application and selection process each applicant’s income will be considered. The applicant needs to have a steady source of income. They must be able to pay a monthly mortgage and their credit history needs to indicate this. Habitat homeowners are responsible for their monthly mortgage payment, property taxes, insurance and homeowner association fees..

Please visit the Apply for a Home page for more information.

I know someone who needs help fixing their house. Can you help?

We currently have a Weatherization program that helps make older homes more energy efficient.

Qualifying homeowners can receive up to $2,500 in energy efficient upgrades which can help lower utility costs and make homes safer, more comfortable places to live!

Please visit our Weatherization page for information.

I’m being evicted, can you help?

Unfortunately, Habitat for Humanity Tucson only has resources to build a certain number of homes each year. Those homes are paired months before their completion with a qualified Habitat homeowner.

We encourage anyone interested in owning a Habitat home to attend an orientation. For more information about Applying for a Habitat Home please visit our Apply for a Habitat Home page.  You may also find other organizations who could help on our Other Resources page.

Why doesn’t Habitat buy foreclosed homes?

We have purchased a few foreclosed homes and will continue to be open to opportunities as they arise.  We currently have commitments to future homebuyers, our funders and neighborhoods to construct new homes that we need to fulfill,and the availability of cash limits the number of projects we can undertake at this time.

How do you get to the Corazon Del Pueblo home development?

Driving Directions: Travel on I-10 and exit at Craycroft Road. Go north towards the Triple T Truck Stop and take a right on Rex Road. Rex Road becomes E. Elvira Road. E. Elvira Road will take you into the Corazon Del Pueblo home development.

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