Habitat for Humanity
of Evansville

Benefits of Homeownership

Habitat for Humanity believes that homeownership is the vehicle for positive change in our community. Homeownership provides a broad range of benefits to individual homeowners, children of homeowners and the community at-large.

Homeowners are more likely to participate in local organizations, vote, and stay in the neighborhood for a longer period of time. They are also more satisfied with their home and neighborhood than renters. 

Children of Homeowners

* Enjoy higher rates of educational success, including graduation rates and post-secondary education. 

* Experience fewer behavioral problems than children living in rental situations. 

* Are more likely to earn more and less likely to rely on welfare.

* Experience a better social environment, both in their homes and neighborhood. 

Children of homeowners are more likely to become homeowners themselves.

For a full report detailing these benefits, please visit the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University. 

See the Research and Learn More...

2016 Impact Study
2008 USI Habitat Impact Study

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