Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry working in partnership with God and the community to build decent, affordable housing, and to provide hope for responsible, hard-working, limited income families living in substandard conditions.
To provide limited income families the opportunity to realize their dreams of home ownership.
Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity is part of a worldwide, nonprofit, non-denominational Christian housing ministry. Habitat is founded on the conviction that every man, woman, and child should have a simple, decent, affordable place to live in dignity and in safety.
This is why we bring together people from all walks of life to build and preserve affordable homes for families in need in central Oklahoma. We are called by our faith in God to serve families in need with generosity, humility and love. We welcome people of all faith backgrounds and beliefs to join us in our common goal of eliminating poverty housing.
The Habitat home ownership program offers a true partnership arrangement and is not a “giveaway program”. “Our philosophy is ‘a hand up, not a handout,’” says board chairman Ann Felton Gilliland. Habitat homes are sold to qualifying families at cost and financed with 0% interest mortgages. No down payment is charged, and monthly house payments are based affordably on income. Approved applicants are required to contribute 300 volunteer hours (sweat equity) with Habitat before their home is completed. Partner families are selected based on need, willingness to partner, and ability to make monthly mortgage payments.
At Central Oklahoma Habitat we are also committed to the green building. We build all of our new homes to LEED standards of energy efficiency and we help current limited income homeowners reduce their utility bills with our weatherization and repair program, Critical Home Repair. Not only is this good for the environment, it helps Habitat partner families further reduce their cost of living and move from subsistence living to a more comfortable way of life.
Central Oklahoma Habitat will serve more than 100 families this year by creating and preserving home ownership in the central Oklahoma.