Sponsoring a House

Sponsoring a Habitat home allows businesses, religious and civic groups to make a meaningful commitment to affordable housing in our community. As members of your group or organization work side by side with other volunteers and a partner family, your group will be united by this life-changing partnership.  Sponsoring a house is a concrete way of helping people in our community who live in difficult or substandard housing situations, regain hope and sense of belonging in the community.  

Who can be a sponsor?

Any organization can be a sponsor.  Some examples are:  businesses, churches, civic groups, clubs, and foundations.

How much does it cost to sponsor a home?

A full sponsorship of a house is $70,000, which covers the costs of building materials and supplies and skilled labor (electricians and plumbers, e.g.) needed for a Habitat home. Sponsorship levels start at $5000, with different recognition benefits available at different levels. Learn more about various sponsorship opportunities here.

Sponsors may also assist by procuring in-kind contributions of services and materials from businesses and individuals within the community.

When does the work take place?  How long does it take?

It generally takes six to eight months to build a Habitat house, with team construction days available Wednesday through Saturday. Volunteers, overseen by a site supervisor, do most of the building, with exceptions for certain technical jobs or where licensing is required.

How do sponsors work with Habitat in constructing the home?

Sponsors are welcome–and encouraged–to volunteer on the build site. All work is overseen by a staff site supervisor handles each day’s building activities and coordinates volunteer work. Habitat provides the lot to build upon; provides for all legal and title information required prior to construction; selects the prospective homeowner family; provides the house plans and obtains building permits. Our volunteer coordinator also ensures adequate volunteer labor to build the house.

What is the first step?

Please call the Habitat office at (541) 741-1707 to begin the journey of a lifetime.