Benefits

How does Habitat work?

Families partner with Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico to build better lives for themselves and their children, and help improve their communities.

Construction

  • Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico builds and rehabilitates affordable homes for hardworking families  in partnership with volunteers, private and public donors and the community.

Homeownership

  • Partner families must complete 320 hours of sweat equity on their future home and 80 hours of educational workshops.
  • Once the house is completed, the family acquires the home through a 25-year mortgage at 0% interest and no profit for Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico.

Reinvestment

  • Monthly homeowner payments are placed in a fund, which helps the construction of additional homes.

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