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Habitat Homebuyers are Up to the Challenge


Do you know what a Habitat Homebuyer family looks like? 

Meet Jennifer**! She’s is a Nurse’s Assistant at a local hospital making $38,000 per year. She’s a proud mom to two small boys, ages 3 and 5. Jennifer lives in a 2-bedroom condo close to her work in the Conway area, but demand for her neighborhood is growing as the area grows. She already pays $1,500 per month in rent, which is 47% of income each month. She is truly cost-burdened. 

So, Jennifer faces the possibility that her rent could increase, making her current condo even more unaffordable and her need for affordable housing great. With her family size and income, Jennifer has an ability to pay an affordable mortgage and could qualify for the Habitat Homebuyer Program , which makes her a great candidate for the Habitat Homebuyer Program.  

Obtaining affordable housing will be key to the continued health and success of her young family. With her strong sense of service in her current job, Jennifer is excited about the possibility of learning more and helping others, which shows she has a true willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Horry County to reach her goal of homeownership.

Though her schedule will be challenging, as she will need to complete 300 hours of sweat equity while working full time and taking care of her children, the result will be worth it when she purchases her home. All her hard work and dedication to her goal will be something she can share with her children and be an example to them. And, they’ll even be be able to have their own rooms and stay there for years to come. 

Click here to learn more about applying for the Habitat Homebuyer Program in Horry County when applications become available again on September 1, 2023.  

** The family mentioned in this blog is fictional yet is representative of the types of families seeking homeownership who qualify for the Habitat Homebuyer Program, right here in Horry County. 


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