Overview – Home Ownership

Habitat houses in El Dorado County are typically built using wood frame construction, Gypsum board interior walls, vinyl siding and asphalt shingle roofs. The houses are modestly-sized by California standards. Habitat’s guidelines dictate that a 3-bedroom Habitat house may have no more than 1,050 square feet of living space.

Habitat for Humanity’s commitment to build with people in need readily extends to those with disabilities. All Habitat houses incorporate basic accessible design features, such as a zero-step entrance and wide passage doors and hallways. Houses built in partnership with families with disabilities include additional accessibility features.

What are Habitat houses like?

Simple, decent and affordable.
Habitat for Humanity houses around the world are built according to the same guiding principles:

Habitat houses are modestly-sized. They are large enough for the homeowner family’s needs, but small enough to keep construction and maintenance costs to a minimum.
Habitat for Humanity uses quality, locally-available building materials. Habitat house designs reflect the local climate and culture.
The labor of volunteers and partner families, efficient building methods, modest house sizes and no-profit loans make it affordable for low-income families to purchase Habitat houses.

Overview of our homeownership process

Go To:
Application Guidelines and Family Selection Criteria
Homeowner Application