Home Ownership

Aiken County Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit ecumenical Christian housing ministry that seeks to provide affordable homeownership opportunities for very low and low-income families in Aiken County. While Habitat for Humanity International was founded by Millard and Linda Fuller in Americus, Georgia in 1976, the Aiken County affiliate was formed in 1988.

Important facts about Aiken County Habitat

  • Habitat houses are sold at no profit to partner families and financed with no-interest mortgages that are 20, 25 or 30 years in length.
  • House mortgage payments go into an account that is used to build more Habitat houses.
  • Since 1988 Aiken County Habitat for Humanity has built over 90 homes and still counting.
  • The average cost of a Habitat house in Aiken County is $75,000.
  • Each Habitat house takes about 16 weeks, working Fridays & Saturdays, to build. (However houses can be built faster through scheduling changes). The whole process can take 12 to 18 months or longer.

Homeownership is based on need, ability to pay a mortgage and willingness to partner with Habitat.
Learn more about qualifying for a Habitat home and specific terms of our homeownership program