Habitat for Humanity offers a wide range of programs and services, including:
Home Ownership Program
Tahlequah Area Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications for new homeowner partners. Homeowners are selected based on three criteria: the applicant’s level of need; their willingness to partner with Habitat; and their ability to repay a mortgage through an affordable payment plan. Potential homeowners must meet income guidelines, be a US Citizen or Legal Resident, have credit of 640 or better and not be a registered sex offender. Homes must be built in Cherokee County.
In collaboration with the USDA, TAHFH helps potential homeowners apply for an affordable, low-interest mortgage through the USDA’s Rural Development program. Habitat’s homebuyers invest hundreds of hours of their own labor, called sweat equity, working alongside volunteers and other Habitat homeowners to help build their own homes. No profit is charged for building the house. Applications can be picked up at the TAHFH Office at 816 S. College Ave. on the corner of College Ave. and First St. Assistance is available for those needing help with the application process. For additional information about home ownership, please visit the Home Ownership page.
House Painting and Repairs Program
Tahlequah Area Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications for house painting and repairs. Applicants must be homeowners in Cherokee County, Oklahoma, and homes must not have lead-based paint. Homeowners pay a $500 fee for house painting, and the cost of any supplies needed for repairs. For additional information, please visit the House Painting and Repairs page.
Tahlequah Area Habitat for Humanity accepts applications from senior citizens 55 years old and over for home repairs, such as roofing, guttering, HVAC repair or replacement, exterior painting, and wheelchair ramps, as part of the Aging-in-Place program. Applications are for owner-occupied homes that are low or very low income. If approved, applicants will be qualified for an interest-free home loan with oversight by Tahlequah Area Habitat for Humanity. The loan will be repaid over a specified period of time. Interested persons are asked to contact TAHFH Director, Linda Cheatham, at 918.453.1332.