Habitat for Humanity is committed to building simple, decent, and affordable houses that will meet the needs of the homeowners.
The size of a Habitat house is determined by the number of family members. Habitat provides a standard floor plan for each size house, which might be adapted to meet special needs of the lot or particular considerations of the family. All adjustments to floor plans are minimal and there is no guarantee that Habitat can meet all the desires of the family.
There are some customizable choices for your home. Every homeowner can choose at no cost:
- Exterior paint color.
- Interior paint color.
- Countertop colors for kitchen.
- Cabinet wood and color.
- Light fixtures.
- Phone and cable jack locations.
- Carpeting, laminate, tile or vinyl flooring selection.
- If possible, some minimal changes to the basic floor plan.
In an effort to personalize and beautify the home while still staying true to Habitat’s mission of building “simple, decent, affordable housing” a family may choose to add custom options in combination up to $1000, which will be added to their mortgage. Examples of these options include: appliances, ceiling fans, landscaping, washing machine, air conditioning, etc.
In a further effort to ensure affordable housing, we have focused on building energy efficient homes. All of our homes are built to Energy-Star standards, and we are making steady progress towards even higher levels of green certification. This commitment helps not only the environment, but it also helps create sustained energy savings for our partner families.