East Cooper Habitat for Humanity (ECHFH) constructs simple, decent homes in partnership with families who are unable to qualify for a conventional mortgage. ECHFH provides a “hand up,” not a “hand out,” to families.
Our partner families assist in the construction of not only their home but homes for other families. Additionally, partner families participate in education classes to prepare them for homeownership. In return, their efforts are rewarded with an affordable mortgage. The purchase price is also substantially below market value because no profit is realized and a large percentage of the labor is provided by volunteers. Monthly mortgage payments are used to help build additional Habitat homes.
The first step in becoming an East Cooper Habitat for Humanity partner family is to attend a Homeownership Application Seminar. You can contact the ECHFH Office at (843) 881-2600 to express interest in attending. Our staff will then notify you once a seminar is scheduled. An outline of the qualifications may be found below:
To be eligible to apply with East Cooper Habitat for Humanity, you must either be living or working in the East Cooper geographic service area. We serve Mount Pleasant, Awendaw, McClellanville, Cainhoy, Huger, Wando, Sullivan’s Island, Isle of Palms and Daniel Island. If you do not live or work in our service area, you will want to contact the Habitat for Humanity affiliate that serves your community.