Habitat for Humanity Santa Cruz County. Built under the guidance of Habitat’s Construction Manager, Mike McIlwain, the homes are being constructed by community volunteers using advanced framing techniques
Affordable Owner-occupied homes being built on Los Esteros Court in Santa Cruz. Bill Kempf, architect designed and engineered these homes. Used advanced framing lumber from Big Creek Lumber.
About Habitat for Humanity:
Habitat for Humanity Santa Cruz County is an independent, locally operated affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Our mission is to build affordable homes in order to provide affordable homeownership opportunities to low-income families who live and work in Santa Cruz County. Since 1989, Habitat for Humanity Santa Cruz County has built and sold 40 affordable homes to qualified low-income home buyers throughout the county.
Habitat partners with community volunteers, qualified low-income home buyers, and local donors to build simple, durable, energy efficient homes. Home buyers qualify based on need for improved housing, ability to repay the zero-percent mortgage, and willingness to work in partnership with Habitat. Home buyers are required to contribute 500 hours of sweat equity towards the construction of a Habitat home. Habitat homes are constructed with sustainability in mind and incorporate a variety of green features including engineered lumber, advanced framing technology, energy-efficient fixtures and appliances, solar panels, and drought-tolerant landscaping.
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