Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity works with local, limited-income families to achieve their dream of owning a decent, affordable home. Through our program, families are able to eliminate barriers to a better, healthier, more financially stable life.
The Habitat for Humanity Homeownership Application Process takes between three and six months.
It is not a quick, immediate, emergency fix for housing. If you are experiencing a housing emergency please visit or dial 211 on your phone.
PROGRAMS & PROJECTS.
Habitat believes that everyone deserves a decent place to call home. For many, however, traditional homeownership is simply out of reach. That is why Habitat has made it our mission to raise the awareness and accessibility of decent, affordable housing.
Following the adage, “give a man a fish, you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime”, Habitat empowers partner families by teaching them how to be a successful homeowner and selling them a house through an interest free mortgage at a monthly payment they can afford.
With a little help, we all have the potential to stand on our own. The key is homeownership. Habitat works with local, limited-income families to achieve their dream of owning a decent, affordable home.
New Home Construction
Ten vacant lots in hand and on the way! In 2022 we acquired two South Williamsport vacant lots, we expect to acquire two more in 2023. We're acquiring six lots in Williamsport. Groundbreaking is scheduled in April.
Home Preservation Program
In 2022 we repaired two homes and will complete 15 in 2023. We are working to bring strength, stability, and self-reliance through an array of housing solutions, including home repairs. Learn how to apply.
on the Hill
Cost of Home is a five-year advocacy campaign through which local Habitat organizations, partners, volunteers and community members across the country are working together so that 10 million people have access to an affordable home.
Learn how you can join Habitat staff members, board members, homeowners, volunteers and youth from across the country for Habitat for Humanity’s annual legislative conference in Washington, D.C.
Gain access to Habitat for Humanity’s advocacy resources and publications to learn how our global network shapes policies that help families in need of a place to call home.
HOW IT WORKS.
Families apply to GLHFH Homeownership Program. Families must currently be living in substandard housing, have a steady income, and be willing to partner with GLHFH. Learn more from our list of Frequently Asked Questions.
Sponsors and donors contribute financial resources which allow us to purchase the tools and materials necessary to build or rehabilitate a home. You can a part of this vital work, donate today.
Acquire Vacant Lots
Houses or empty lots are donated or purchased by GLHFH, materials are gathered and construction begins. To learn more about making a tax-deductible donation, of land, property, or building materials contact us at 570-322-2515.
Volunteers help build homes alongside families currently in the program and GLHFH construction supervisors. No previous experience or skill is required. Learn more about our volunteer opportunities.
Future homeowners in the program prepare for homeownership by completing financial literacy classes to help them manage debt and budget for the future. Families also complete 250 hours of work called "Sweat Equity" alongside volunteers on their future homes.
Homes are sold to families through an affordable, 30-year, no-interest mortgage. The cycle repeats. Homeowner mortgages are invested in future Habitat homeownership projects, helping even more limited-income families in our community.