Building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter
- Haywood Habitat has provided housing for more than 50 families since its founding in 1990.
- Twenty-two families served by Haywood Habitat for Humanity have paid the mortgages on their homes off, now owning their homes free and clear.
- The homes built by Haywood Habitat provide more than $60,000 in property tax revenue annually for Haywood County and its municipalities.
Affordable housing builds strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter
- Affordable housing stabilizes neighborhood home values and encourages property upkeep in surrounding communities.
- Affordable housing revitalizes distressed communities.
- Affordable housing creates jobs and attracts community investment.
- Affordable housing lowers exposure to health threats. Families lacking affordable housing options often live in unsafe or unhealthy conditions.
- Affordable housing improves child development. Research shows that poor housing quality is a strong, consistent predictor of emotional, behavioral and cognitive health in low-income youth.
- Affordable housing boosts child achievement. Children whose parents are homeowners perform better academically, are more engaged in civic and volunteer activities and are less likely to be involved in criminal activity.
- Affordable housing reduces childhood instability.