Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity addresses the need for safe and affordable shelter both locally and around the world. See our qualifications below:
Am I Eligible?
Must live or work in Chatham County at the time of application submission for at least twelve (12) of the preceding twenty-four (24) months.
Must be a legal resident of the United States.
Must demonstrate a need for adequate, decent housing.
Must demonstrate fiscal readiness by having steady employment, reasonable income, and low debt to qualify.
Must be willing to partner with Habitat for Humanity Savannah by participating in a home site visit, by completing sweat equity hours, and by attending homebuyer education courses.
Must be dismissed (or out) for five years from Chapter 7 or for one year for Chapter 13 bankruptcy
To be eligible for a Habitat Savannah house, your income must fall between 35% and 80% of the area median income for Chatham County; as set forth by HUD.
Number of People
35% 80% 1 $17,650 $40,350 2 $20,150 $46,100 3 $22,700 $51,850 4 $25,200 $57,600 5 $27,200 $62,250 6 $29,250 $66,850 7 $31,250 $71,450 8 $33,300 $76,050 Each additional person for families over 8 members $2,000 $4,600
The Family Selection Committee reviews all applications, vetting them according to need, ability to pay, and willingness to partner in order to determine if the family meets the minimum requirements.
If the applicant(s) meets the requirements, then the committee will schedule a meeting with them at their current residence to review their application and to also perform a home visit. The family selection committee then performs a final review and then recommends partner families to the Board of Directors.