Impact of Habitat Homeownership

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education

69%
of Habitat homeowners say that their children are doing better in school since they moved into their home.

37%
of Habitat homeowners have completed additional education themselves since moving into their home.

85%
of Habitat homeowners expect their children to get additional education after high school.

financial stability

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

68%
of Habitat homeowners say they have little or no problem paying their bills on time.

69%
of Habitat homeowners believe they are doing better financially now than they were in the past.

quality of life

90%
of Habitat homeowners feel positively about their house as a place to live.

49%
of Habitat homeowners believe their family's health has improved since moving into their Habitat home.

86%
of Habitat homeowners feel that their neighborhood is as safe or more safe than the neighborhood they lived in before.

independence


85%
of Habitat families who previously relied on food stamps no longer need the voucher program after moving into their homes.


89%
of Habitat homeowners believe that they could not have owned a home without Habitat.

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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
2017 report data

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%