Q: What is Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity?
A: Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization, a Christian mission dedicated to eliminating substandard housing in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi . We help make the dream of homeownership come true for people who are willing to work hard to make a better life for themselves and their family but might have difficulty purchasing a home on the open market. A common misconception is that Habitat for Humanity “gives houses away”. Habitat homeowners pay for their house through a 20-year, no-interest mortgage and take on all the responsibilities associated with homeownership. Before closing on their home, Habitat partners are required to earn 300 hours of “sweat equity” and take three self-improvement classes, one of which must be about budgeting and personal finance.
Q: How do I apply to be considered for homeownership?
A: Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity takes applications twice a year. For more information about the next application cycle, please call the office at 662-324-7008 ext. 2 or email our Family Services Coordinator at email@example.com. For general information about the application process, visit this page.
Q: Does Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity perform home renovations?
A: No, Starkville Habitat does not perform home renovations. Some Habitat affiliates do perform renovations, but Starkville Habitat only does new construction at this time.
Q: What are acceptable donations for the ReStore?
A: Please visit the ReStore page for this information.
Q: Where are the ReStore and the Warehouse located?
A: The Starkville Habitat for Humanity ReStore is located at 206 South Jackson St., right across from Georgia Blue restaurant. The Warehouse address is 1632 Rockhill Road.