Affordable Housing Benefits:
Communities: Housing is the foundation of strong communities. Families with stable housing maintain their homes, participate in volunteer and civic activities and form stronger ties with their neighbors.
Health: Living in a Habitat home provides safe, affordable housing that allows families to flourish without the fear of mold, failing HVAC, or unwelcome critters in the walls all of which have the potential to create health issues. People in stable housing are more likely to have the financial resources to meet health needs and access primary care.
Economy: Building affordable housing supports jobs, encourages upward mobility and puts money into local economies, even after construction is done. Access to affordable housing alleviates the costly burden of homelessness on communities and households, which ultimately strengthens the economy.
Education: Children who grow up in housing their families can afford have improved behavioral and cognitive health outcomes, better access to high quality education and higher achievement in school.