May, 1983: Sweat Equity is added to Habitat KC model

At a board meeting, HFHKC leaders suggest that, like other Habitat affiliates, they consider requiring potential homeowners to contribute their labor to the construction of their houses—what we now call “sweat equity”—helping to build a sense of investment and ownership in the homes. In July, with support from the Habitat Homeowners’ Association, the board approves this requirement.