Central Oklahoma Habitat builds new 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom, 2-bath homes from the ground up in partnership with qualifying families and community volunteers and donors. Our homes are attractive, well built, and energy-efficient. New home prices average about $75,000 plus the cost of land, and our buyers repay the cost of house and land over time on a zero-interest Habitat mortgage.
Central Oklahoma Habitat homes are basic but come with high-efficiency central heating and air conditioning, excellent insulation, and plenty of closet and kitchen storage space. New homebuyers are permitted to choose their exterior paint colors, countertops, and floor coverings from patterns available through Habitat vendors. Our new homes are basic yet comfortable, attractive, and efficient. More on purchasing a Habitat home.
Donors - individuals, churches, companies, foundations, and civic groups - partner with Central Oklahoma Habitat to make 15 to 18 homes possible each year. Some organizations or individuals fund entire homes on their own, often “blitz building” their Habitat home in three-week compressed build projects. What a great teambuilding experience that is! Sometimes two organizations will partner together to fund and build a home, and many others contribute what they can to fund homes in partnership with dozens of organizations and individuals. More information about donating.
The rest of our homes are built from our Fund for Humanity - families already in Habitat homes make more homes possible for more deserving families with their affordable monthly no-interest mortgage payments. This recycling of the original investment in our homes is what attracts many of our supporters to participate with us. Habitat is a “hand up,” not a hand-out, and all families purchasing new homes contribute 300 hours of volunteer “sweat equity,” helping build others’ homes as well as their own.
Volunteers help keep the cost of Habitat homes low by helping with tasks involving hammering, painting, and landscaping. That covers a lot of ground! Our site superintendents instruct and supervise volunteers in framing, sheathing, decking, siding, sheet rock, painting inside and out, and landscaping. Individuals or groups of volunteers are welcome each week of the year to participate in a lot of fun and fellowship! No experience necessary! More information on volunteering.
It is amazing what we can do together that we could never do apart! Join us today!