At Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity our success is measured by our impact. We believe it’s our responsibility to be outstanding stewards of our financial resources that are entrusted to us by our partners and sponsors. We also believe it’s our responsibility to maximize the investment of every donor and volunteer by making the maximum impact in the lives of low income families.
Our Impact on the Budget of the Low Income Family
Behind every Habitat family served is a story. The common thread in most of the stories is increased financial literacy and a dramatically improved family budget. Here are two examples:
Our Impact on the Health, Well-Being and Stability of our Homeowners
Habitat homeowners are all low income first time home buyers. Almost without exception, they were previously renters. The impact of homeownership on their lives is long lasting and transformative. Some of the impacts include:
- Their children achieve higher educational success and are more likely to graduate from high school and attend college.
- They are less likely to have teenage daughters get pregnant before age 16.
- They increase their civic involvement and become more likely to vote, be involved in community service, and attend church.
- They are less likely to require any form of public assistance.
- They are more likely to be healthy and consider themselves happy.
To read more extensive research on the impact of home ownership on health, well-being, and stability you can read the following studies:
Our Impact on the Community
Since 1986, our affiliate has been changing the lives of low income families in Southeast Metropolitan Atlanta and impacting our community one family at a time. We’ve served more than 240 families with a wide range of housing services. Every day we look for ways to increase our impact. Here’s what the last 7 years looks like:
To find out how you can partner with us to expand and deepen our impact, please contact Development ([email protected]) or call 770.477.2367.