Housing & Education
At Habitat for Humanity, we know that decent and affordable housing creates a foundation for families to grow into their full potential.
We frequently hear stories of educational opportunity and success from Habitat families. Staying in the same school, having adequate space at home to study, and not worrying about having to move are all contributing factors to educational achievement.
In 2016, we conducted a survey of all Habitat homeowners in Denver, and learned the following connections between homeownership and education:
- Children who grow up in a Habitat Denver home have a 98% high school graduation rate, which is 19% higher than Colorado’s average.
- 2/3rds of Habitat homeowners say that their children are doing better in school since they moved into their home.
- 92% of Habitat homeowners expect their children to get additional education after high school.
Staying in the same school and having space at home to study contributes to why stability at home creates stability in education.
Read more in the stories below about how growing up in a Habitat home created positive educational outcomes.