Habitat Buffalo helps families build strength, stability, and self-reliance through homeownership. Seeking to create homeownership opportunities for low-income families in the City of Buffalo, Habitat Buffalo subsidizes the cost of homes through donations and volunteer labor. Families who purchase homes through our program are required to first contribute 500 hours of “sweat equity”, working alongside community volunteers to construct their homes and the houses of other families in our program. Once approved, families purchase their homes from Habitat Buffalo by paying a low-interest, affordable monthly mortgage.