Austin Habitat’s impact is measured by far greater than the number of homes built, sold, and repaired.
It is measured by the thousands of families served each year across our programs and the ripple effect of our activities. Our gross regional economic output exceeds $10 million annually. That economic activity is generated by the direct purchases of goods and services, and the compounding effect those purchases have as suppliers and partners buy materials and labor, in addition to the more than $500,000 in property taxes Habitat homeowners pay annually.
Austin Habitat’s programs and services directly benefit the community and local economy.
For more detail on our economic output, check out our 2012 Economic Impact Study conducted by the Texas Association of Community Development Corporations.
The Value of a Home
A variety of housing options is critical to a thriving community and economy. There must be a balance of the number of housing units across income levels, including rental and homeownership options. However, owning a home offers a more stable and permanent solution to families working to improve their lives and the future. It provides families an opportunity to accumulate wealth and impacts substantial social and community benefits. It’s more than just a place to live, it’s a foundation for success.
Read more about the profound impact of homeownership on health, education, society, and the economy.
Austin Habitat’s suite of complementary programs and services does more than help low-income families build and purchase their own homes, it sets them up for longterm success by giving them tools and knowledge to secure their financial future. We provide our homeowners with home maintenance instruction and personalized homebuyer and financial education, which we also offer to the community at large, to ensure that they are able to protect their investment and avoid financial hardship.
Read more about our programs and services.