To bring our community together to provide home ownership opportunities to qualified low
income residents of Orange County by building new single family homes using material and
labor donated by the community.
Orange County Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1992 to help low-income working families
in Orange County find decent, affordable housing. During the past seventeen years, we have
built 17 houses throughout the county. We have built Habitat houses in French Lick, Orleans,
Paoli, and West Baden Springs.
In September, we will begin our sixth Apostles Build through the partnership of around 20
churches, service groups and employee groups.
The lack of affordable decent housing in Orange County continues to be the primary concern for
many hard-working families. We want to work with those families to help them build a better
life. Habitat does not discriminate on the basis of religion, age, gender, race or family
A hand up, not a hand out
Orange County Habitat for Humanity builds homes in partnership with hard-working, low-
income families and individuals in Orange County. Future homeowners must put in at least
250 hours of “sweat equity” labor by helping to build their own home or working on other Habitat
projects. A down payment of 1% of the appraised value of the home is required, which can be
paid in installments before the loan closing on the completed home. After construction is
completed, houses are sold at cost to partnering homeowners, with no-interest mortgages.
Monthly payments, including taxes and insurance, are repaid over time, and the payments are
used to build additional Habitat houses in Orange County.
Orange County Habitat for Humanity - Building Houses, Building Hope