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Jerusalem Road, Cohasset

Jerusalem Road, Cohasset

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Poquanticut Road, Easton

equal opportunity housing Giving Families a Hand Up, not a Hand Out.

Selected homeowners work alongside volunteers on the construction of their home. Families purchase a home with a 30-year affordable mortgage. A perpetual deed restriction maintains the affordability status of each home. The proceeds from the home sale are used to further our mission to create affordable housing opportunities in cities and towns south and southwest of Boston.

Habitat Family Partners are selected based on their ability to pay, willingness to partner and need for adequate housing. South Shore Habitat for Humanity offers a hand-up, not a hand-out. Our partnership program includes educational workshops to equip new homeowners with the skills necessary to be active members of their communities.


Applications will not be available until we are actively marketing a property for sale. Once an application period is open, the application will be available to download from our website and will be marketed for a minimum of 60 days. Applications will also be available at the local library and the affiliate office in Norwell.

Habitat Family Partnership selection is based on the following guidelines and level of need as determined by:

  1. Current living conditions; must demonstrate a housing need, beyond the desire of owning a home;
  2. Willingness to partner with Habitat to provide 250 sweat equity hours, per adult, volunteering on a home or other volunteer opportunities with South Shore Habitat;
  3. Willingness to attend financial workshops before, during and after construction of the home;
  4. Ability to repay a 30 year affordable mortgage. Employment/income verification, credit checks and review of bank statements are required.
  5. Must be a first time homebuyer (some exceptions may apply). See sample application on our website

In order to qualify, applicants must meet the a minimum and maximum annual income (outlined in the offering) of no more than 80% of the area's median income.

2023 Income Limits based on 80% of AMI for the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy HUD Metro FMR Area

In the event of a discrepancy of income limits posted on our website and the application. The limits in the application will prevail.

Income limits are subject to change prior to marketing, in the event of a discrepancy information in the project application will prevail. Please check our website monthly for new opportunities. All opportunities will be posted for a minimum of 60 days.

South Shore Habitat for Humanity does not discriminate in the selection of applicants on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, ancestry, children, familial status, genetic information, marital status, public assistance recipiency, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran/military status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

South Shore Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization and we do business in accordance with Federal and Massachusetts Fair Housing and Lending Laws.

For more information about opportunities for homeownership, please contact our Family Selection Committee at

Interested in helping? Volunteers and donations go a long way in the creation of affordable housing.

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