Who does it take to build a Habitat house? In every Habitat home, you find the work of many people, all working with a common goal. Stories Read about Habitat's work in your community and around the world. What is sweat equity? At Habitat, sweat equity is a new homeowner investing in their home or one for another family. It’s not a form of payment, but an opportunity to work alongside volunteers to bring to life a family’s dream of owning a home. Read More “One of the biggest steps I have ever taken” Mario Fourney takes joy in providing his children with a safe, secure home to grow up in. Read More Giving families a head start Habitat helped Luisa and her son build a safe, healthy place to live. Read More Go to archive Subscribe to Habitat news Get the latest stories, news and events, and volunteer opportunities from Habitat in your inbox.