At Habitat for Humanity we believe everyone should have a safe, affordable place to call home.
Habitat homeowners are active participants in building a better future for themselves and their families. Every Habitat home is an investment, and for us, an answer to a critical need - we believe that stronger homes will create stronger communities. Blue Water Habitat for Humanity offers two programs for low income residents in St. Clair and Sanilac Counties.
Homeownership - Prospective homeowners must demonstrate a need for safe, affordable housing. Need will vary from community to community and family to family, out Family Services Team is available to answer any questions you may have regarding the application process. You can also learn more by visiting our Program Guidelines page. Once a family is selected to partner with Habitat they must partner with us throughout the process. This partnership includes "sweat-equity." Sweat-equity is the time our future homeowners volunteer helping to build their home and the homes of others in our homeownership program. This partnership also includes a variety of classes to prepare for homeownership and potentially volunteering in our ReStore. Homeowners must also be able and willing to pay an affordable mortgage. Habitat for Humanity is a hand-up, not a hand-out. The affordable mortgage payments made by our homeowners are cycled back into the community to build additional Habitat houses.
Additional details about our program guidelines for homeownership can be found on by visiting our Program Guidelines page or by contacting a member of our Family Services team at 810-985-9080 ext. 204 or FamilyServices@bwhabitat.org.
Home Repair - Habitat for Humanity's Home Repair programs are designed to assist existing homeowners who are having difficulty maintaining their current residence. Homeowners who meet our income guidelines, are welcome to discuss their repair needs with a member of our Family Services Team to determine if we have a program suitable to assist. Our Family Services team can be reached at 810-985-9080 ext. 204 or FamilyServices@bwhabitat.org.
Home Repairs are classified in two categories: