Fast Facts About Habitat…. Did You Know?
In 2008, we broke ground on our first Habitat neighborhood, Cedar Creek. In 2009, initial infrastructure was in place and we began building homes. Today, 45 homes have been completed in Cedar Creek.
Habitat partner families are hardworking members of our local community. Many work at minimum wage jobs making homeownership typically out of reach. Not looking for a handout, they are willing to help shape their future through responsibility and hard work.
Children of homeowners are:
25% more likely to graduate from high school
62% more likely to continue on to post-secondary education
33% less likely to become teenage mothers
59% more likely to own their own homes within 10 years
of leaving their parents’ household
Each family must contribute 350 hours of sweat equity helping build their home and the homes of their future neighbors. These hours are earned through participation in construction, classes on money management and home maintenance, good grades (for those children too young to work on the jobsite) and volunteering at the ReStore.
Habitat homes are purchased by partner families with a zero-interest mortgage extended to them by Habitat. As homeowners, they are responsible for their property taxes and insurance.
Your donation funds the dream of homeownership for local low-income families - help build dreams!