Sweat equity

Durham Habitat homebuyers are required to complete a minimum of 250 sweat equity hours. Hours are earned by volunteering on Durham Habitat construction sites. Partner families are expected to help build their own homes and to help build the homes of their neighbors. 

Habitat Success Stories

Alicia partnered with the Catholic Coalition to build a Habitat home in Southwest Central Durham. Alicia enjoyed working more than 250 hours of sweat equity on her home, saying "I know every beam in my house."