FAQ’s

PROGRAM

Do you give away homes?

No, individuals and families must apply for the program, get accepted, and fulfill all requirements before they are able to close on their home, paying on a 20 year 0% interest mortgage.

How do I get help from Habitat for Humanity?

The first step in the Habitat Home Program is to attend an information meeting where you will receive an application to begin the process and where you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding the program, eligibility, or process.  See more Homeowners Information

What are the qualifications for the Home Repair?

Habitat for Humanity is partnering with First Community Bank to help Montgomery County low-income homeowners get relief from leaky roofs, broken windows, plumbing problems, and other small, critically needed home repairs (yes, Habitat does repair too!). Together, we’re able to offer interest-free loans from $500-$2,500 to homeowners with qualified income up to $48,240/year. Habitat for Humanity ‘s home repair program combines licensed repair professionals, experienced volunteers, and your personal assistance to get the job done efficiently, professionally, and at a price you can afford. It’s the right work at the right price and the right loan to make it possible…right now. If you are interested in applying, please contact Habitat for Humanity at (936)-441-4663 ext 102.

What are the qualifications for the Homeownership Program?

In order to own a home through Habitat, you must apply and meet certain requirements. There are many factors taken into consideration on each application, and if you are unsure of your eligibility, please attend the information meetings and begin the application process. Click here to see the income requirements and basic information about the program.

How many times can I apply?

In the event that you are not able to be accepted the first time, there are resources you may be referred to in order to become eligible for acceptance. There is no limit on the number of times you apply.

How do you prepare families for homeownership?

Educational opportunities are provided for all family partners, and count toward sweat equity hours.  The classes offered cover topics such as basic home maintenance and repair, pest control, lawn maintenance, financial literacy and household budgeting, and more!  Family partners also get access to the video taped classes and additional resources for reference once they have completed the program and are in their home.

VOLUNTEERING

How do I volunteer for Habitat for Humanity?

In order to volunteer, you must be at least 16 years of age, agree to adhere to the volunteer guidelines and preparation, and sign a waiver of liability.  If you meet or are willing to meet these requirements, please fill out the volunteer inquiry form after reviewing the different capacities in which HabitatMCTX volunteers serve.

GIVING

How can I help today?
  • HabitatMCTX depends on many sources of support, and you can make an immediate impact by donating now.
  • Any amount helps, and you will receive a receipt for tax deduction purposes.
If I donate, will I receive a tax deduction?
  • HabitatMCTX is a registered 501(c)(3) not for profit organization, therefore the standard IRS rules and regulations for giving to non-profits apply.
  • Monetary gifts that are given without the exchange of goods and services are 100% tax deductible.
  • HabitatMCTX is not able to place a value on in-kind or physical donations, so you will need to evaluate that independently for your own tax purposes.
If I donate, how will my money be used?

HabitatMCTX is committed to good stewardship and responsible use of any and all funds, grants, goods and services received. Any money received through donations helps to further the mission of the organization by covering operational expenses. The gifts also enabling outreach and educational opportunities for potential Habitat program participants (family partners), volunteers, and donors throughout the community.

THE RESTORE

What is the ReStore?
  • If you want to donate furniture, give building materials, or donate appliances to a good cause in Montgomery County, TX, The HabitatMCTX ReStore at the Woodforest Center is just the place!
  • The Habitat ReStore is where gently used and new physical donations are accepted and processed for sale to the public at a discount with all proceeds going toward the mission of Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, TX.
  • As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit thrift store, the Habitat ReStore is happy to offer donation forms for tax purposes upon request.
If I donate my furniture, appliances, building materials or home goods, will they be used in a Habitat home to help a family?
  • Physical item donations are accepted through the Habitat ReStore at the Woodforest Center.
  • Items received are made available for sale through the ReStore, and all proceeds from those sales go back toward the mission of HabitatMCTX, ultimately allowing more people to benefit from the homeownership and home repair services offered.
  • Why don’t you use these donations in the homes you build?
    • It is of the utmost importance that Habitat Family Partners are set-up for success upon entering the program.  Part of being a well-equipped Habitat Homeowner is starting with the assurance that the program is fair to all family partners.
    • To ensure the fairness of the program, the implemented policy is to build and equip the homes with new materials, plumbing, appliances, fixtures, etc.  This policy allows the Habitat homeowners the peace of mind of knowing they have warranties on all of their equipment and that no one around them received anything different than they are receiving.
    • If donated items were used directly in the homes, they would each be equipped with what was available through donations at the time, and this can vary widely from week to week.
Why is it called the ReStore at the Woodforest Center?

The Woodforest Charitable Foundation gave $500,000 to the ReStore Capital Campaign when the plans for the new location off of SH 242 were made.  They were awarded naming rights with this gift, and chose to call it the ReStore at the Woodforest Center.