Impact Study and the 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.

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Habitat for Humanity of Evansville 2016 Impact Study

February 24, 2017
Diehl Consulting Group

Children of homeowners are more likely to become homeowners themselves.