Before purchasing their homes,Habitat homeowners are required to contribute 500 hours of “sweat equity” – a term used to describe the work completed by future homeowners towards the construction and purchase of their homes.

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If you are a home-buyer looking for construction times, please call our Homeowner Hotline at 716.204.0740, then press 5. If you have a friend or family member interested in donating sweat equity time, please email Habitat’s our Volunteer Coordinator.with the number of volunteers who will be building with you. 


If you are a home-buyer with questions about sweat equity, please contact John Kordrupel, Family Services Manager.