COVID-19 Update

Due to the Coronavirus, our construction sites are closed temporarily. The administration staff is working from home but available by phone - please leave a message and your call will be returned. 941-748-9100 Thank you!

How Do I Apply?

shambria smithManatee Habitat works with families who seek to improve their future through home ownership but have found that obtaining an affordable conventional mortgage is just out of reach. Manatee Habitat’s Homebuyer Program provides a “hand up” to enable qualified candidates by offering them the opportunity to purchase a Habitat home with a zero percent interest loan. Qualified families selected to participate for the Homebuyer Program must have a need for housing, meet income and credit guidelines and be willing to partner with Manatee Habitat and l contribute 300-500hours of sweat equity working on the construction of their home and the homes of their future Habitat neighbors. In addition candidate participate in home ownership and financial literacy classes and will be expected to establish an escrow savings account. When a family has met the requirements of the Homebuyer Program they are eligible to obtain a 25-30 year zero percent interest loan for the purchase of a home from Manatee Habitat.

To learn more about the Homebuyer Program or to apply, call Sheryl Boddy, Community Programs Manager at 748-9100 option 2 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Update: Due to the overwhelming positive response of our Home Buyer Program, we have temporarily suspended the application process. Please continue to visit our website, as updates will be posted as property becomes available to us. If you have an emergency housing need, please call the United Way "211" number for assistance.