Applications are now OPEN for our homeownership program for 2 rehab Habitat homes. One of the homes is at Habitat Landing on Big Pine and one is at Bayside Landing on Big Coppitt. The deadline to submit an application is October 2, 2020 at 5 PM.

Applications are available at our office at 471 Overseas Hwy or contact Family Services at 305-294-9006 x2 or via email at volunteer@habitatlowerkeys.org

or you can download below:

  CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION

 

Habitat for Humanity of Key West and Lower Florida Keys partners with families in need to build affordable energy efficient homes, which are built using professional contractors and volunteer labor.
Each homeowner famil
y is required to invest a minimum of 350 hours of “sweat equity” to become eligible to purchase their home with an affordable mortgage.

HOW TO QUALIFY FOR HOMEOWNERSHIP
There are 3 main requirements:

NEED:
Must be a first-time home buyer (have not owned a home in the past three years)
Living in overcrowded, substandard, temporary, or public housing OR paying more than 30% of household income for current housing (cost burdened)
Unable to secure adequate housing through the private market

ABILITY TO PAY:
Have stable employment or other source of income
Have acceptable credit history
Earn an annual income that ensures no more that 30% of earnings will be utilized to pay for housing costs, including taxes and insurance (not cost burdened)
(In order to qualify there is also a maximum income based on Monroe County Affordable Workforce Housing Guidelines, and 70% of household income must be earned in Monroe County)

WILLINGNESS TO PARTNER:
Applicants must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents
Applicant families must invest 350 hours of “sweat equity” volunteer labor
Applicants must attend educational home ownership classes
Applicants must reside in Monroe County for 12 months prior to applying.

 APPLICATIONS MAY BE RETURNED BY MAIL TO:

PO BOX 5873, Key West, FL 33045 

OR DELIVERED TO OUR DROP BOX:

471 Overseas Hwy. #102 on Big Coppitt Key

 

 

 

 

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TO NAME NEW DEVELOPMENT IN HONOR OF MARK MOSS

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TO NAME NEW DEVELOPMENT IN HONOR OF MARK MOSS

Habitat for Humanity of Key West and Lower Florida Keys is honoring late Executive Director, Mark Moss, by naming its newest development of homes “Moss Landing.”  Moss, who passed away February 13, 2018, was instrumental in the planning of the development.

Habitat’s current Director, Kristina Welburn, said “Mark Moss was an integral part of the Habitat for Humanity family for many years, serving as a volunteer, board member, construction manager, and Executive Director.

Mark was dedicated to the mission of creating affordable workforce housing in the lower Florida Keys as well as home renovation for low income seniors in our community so they could age with dignity in their homes.

We will be forever grateful for his years of service and his leadership and couldn’t think of a better way to honor his memory than to name our newest development after him.”

Moss Landing will consist of a total of 16 homes comprised of 8 duplexes and will be built on LaFitte Drive on Cudjoe Key.  The homes will be a mix of two and three bedrooms and will be of modular construction, similar to Habitat Landing on Big Pine Key and Bayside Landing and Loewy Landing on Big Coppitt Key. The first four homes have been delivered and the new partner families will be working on the homes as a part of their sweat equity requirements for the home purchase.

Habitat is not currently accepting applications for this project. If you are interested in applying for our home buyer program we encourage you to scroll down and enter your email to subscribe to our newsletter so that you will receive notifications for open application periods. 

The first duplex was delivered in April and will provide homes for two families. 

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