Impact of Habitat Homeownership


Habitat homeowners say that their children are doing better in school since they moved into their home.

of Habitat homeowners have completed additional education themselves since moving into their home.

of Habitat homeowners expect their children to get additional education after high school.

financial stability

Habitat homeowners are twice as likely to have a household budget (and stick to it), compared to Americans as a whole.

Habitat homeowners say they have little or no problem paying their bills on time.

of Habitat homeowners believe it's important to save for their family's future.

quality of life

of Habitat homeowners feel positively about their house as a place to live.

The majority of Habitat homeowners reported that living in a Habitat home had a positive impact on their family's health.

Habitat homeowners feel that their neighborhood is as safe or more safe than the neighborhood they lived in before.


The number of Habitat homeowners using food stamps dropped in half after moving into their homes.

Habitat homeowners believe that they could not have owned a home without Habitat.

Prior to moving into a Habitat home, 1 in 5 Habitat homeowners received rental assistance, which they no longer need.

about our homeowners

employment status

Employed: 93.3%
Full-time Student: 4.8%
Disabled/Unable to Work: 3.8%
Unemployed: 1.9%
Stay-at-home Parent: 1.8% 
Retired: 1.0%
Other: 1.9%

highest education level

Master's Degree: 3.9%
Bachelor's Degree: 18.8%
Associate's Degree:17.8%
Technical Training/Vocational Diploma: 11.8%
Some College: 23.7%
High School Grduate/GED: 15.8%
Less Than High School: 7.9%

household size

On average, most families have three to five people permanently living in their home.
15% of respondents did not answer.

household income

Less than $20K: 12.5%
$20K - $34.9: 43.3%
$35 - $49.5: 28.8%
$50K to $74.9K: 13.5%
More than $75K: 2.0%

Data based on 104 respondents who provided income information.

federal poverty level

Habitat homeowners with incomes at or below 150% of the Federal Povery Level: 46.6%
Homeowners in cities nationally with incomes at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level: 17.5%