Benefits of Housing
Benefits of homeownership for families and children
Habitat’s program works because of the investment required by its homeowners. It’s truly a hand-up, not a hand-out. When a family partners with Habitat for Humanity of Teller County, a journey begins out of the cycle of poverty and into a life of stability and community connection.
The voyage leads to home ownership and security that soon follows. Along the way, Habitat families join a volunteer network devoted to changing lives in Teller County. THEY BECOME BENEFICIARIES OF HABITAT’S TRANSFORMATIVE POWER AND ALSO ITS AGENTS, DEDICATING THEIR TIME TO BUILDING HOMES FOR OTHERS AND LATER, AS THEY REPAY THE LOAN THAT FUNDED THEIR HOUSE, CONTRIBUTING TOWARD THE NEXT HOME SO THE PROCESS CAN BEGIN ANEW.
Homeowners experience immediate benefits from their improved housing situation. Their children are more likely to experience health benefits than their peers who are in poverty housing situations.
- Reduces health problems by limiting exposure to allergens, neurotoxins, infectious diseases, stressors
- Frees up family resources for nutritious food and health care expenditures
- Contributes to health improvements by building greater self-esteem and sense of security and control
- Creates a healthy network of neighborly people who will push and inspire you
When families in our community have the ability to build a better life story, it benefits everyone. Housing may seem like one piece to the puzzle, but it leads to a more complete, stable picture for Teller County schools, workplaces, and neighborhoods.