Families in need, who are willing to partner with Habitat for Humanity and work to build or repair their own homes, are the heart of our mission. In Woodland, the Villalobos and Allen families have moved into their new Habitat homes, the recently completed Heidrick Ranch half-plex.
We are currently accepting applications from low-income families who own their own homes in the Bryte/Broderick neighborhoods of West Sacramento for exterior home repair through our A Brush With Kindness program. Please click here to download an application.
How Does a Family Qualify?
A Family Selection Committee reviews all applications for Habitat homeownership or home repair work to determine if the applicant family meets the Habitat criteria of income, need and willingness to partner with Habitat.
Each Family Helps Build or Repair
For both Habitat homeownership and for A Brush With Kindness, families must contribute sweat equity. For homeownership, families must provide 500 hours of sweat equity, which is the actual work of building their home alongside other Habitat volunteers. When the home is completed, the family purchases the home with a zero-interest loan from Habitat for Humanity Yolo County. HFHYC sells these homes at no profit and recycles these payments to help build more decent, affordable homes for families in need.
For A Brush With Kindness, for every $1,000 of costs, the homeowner puts in 10 hours of sweat equity. For elderly or disabled homeowners who are unable to perform manual labor, family members can provide in their stead. However, homeowners must be on-site the day(s) of the repair and can contribute sweat equity by providing lunch and beverages to volunteers through-out the day. As with our homeownership program, Habitat will provide 0% interest loans to the selected families whose terms will range from 3 to 7 years.