everyone needs a place to call home
A decent home can remove barriers to opportunity, success, and health that might have been part of a family's life for years, if not generations. A stable home in which to live, often means that children will succeed in school, communities are healthier, and parents can improve their employment situation to create a stronger financial foundation for the family. Securing affordable housing is a challenge, especially for lower-income working families. Many times we meet families living in poor conditions that are not safe or are causing health issues. In addition, many are living with exuberant monthly utility costs. Most of our applicants are living in severe cost-burdened situations, paying too much of their income in monthly rent. While our community has hundreds of apartment options, so many are priced too high for the average working citizen.
Having the opportunity to build and purchase their home provides Habitat families with security and stability to live and grow into all that God intends. Strong and stable homes build strong and stable communities.