Buying a home in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Cape May County is a unique and exciting opportunity.
We build high quality and energy-efficient homes with hardworking, low-income families and the community and then sell the homes at no profit with an affordable mortgage to Habitat families, whom we have prepared to be successful homeowners.
Habitat for Humanity of Cape May County partners with families to be successful homeowners through educating families on how to pay for their homes, maintain their homes and connect with their community. We require our families to take our homebuyer education classes on topics ranging from finance and budgeting to home repair and maintenance.
Cape May County Habitat homebuyers must meet three primary requirements:
Have crowded, substandard, or cost-burdensome living conditions
Have a willingness to partner
Have the ability to pay
If you are approved as a Cape May County Habitat homebuyer, you are required to complete 300 hours of sweat equity building your home or working on other Habitat projects, pay a down payment of $1,500 and commit to paying a 30-year mortgage. Additionally, the size of your home is determined by the size of your family.
Our Habitat homeowners and community volunteers find our homeownership process rewarding and take pride in making the dream of homeownership a reality – and we know you will too!