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Examples of South Shore Habitat for Humanity Homes

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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 the home with a 30-year affordable mortgage. A perpetual deed restriction maintains the affordability status of each home. The proceeds from the home sale is 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 Weymouth.

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 https://sshabitat.org/about#own-a-home

In order to qualify, applicants must have a minimum annual (outlined in the offering) and maximum annual income of no more than 60% of the area's median income.

2021 Maximum Gross Income allowed based on 60% of Area Median Income for the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy HUD Metro FMR Area


Income limits are subject to change prior to marketing. 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 Noreen Browne at nbrowne@sshabitat.org

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

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