Having a safe, affordable place to call home is an important component of healthy, stable futures for families. Many families in Lancaster Lebanon Counties are spending 30% or more of their income on housing, which means they often have to make tough choices. They have less money to spend on medical attention, food and clothing. Plans for further education seem unattainable. Career changes can feel too risky. People find themselves living paycheck to paycheck, unable to make big decisions.
Homeownership through Habitat for Humanity can be a pathway towards a brighter future. With affordable monthly mortgages, our first-time homebuyers can begin to save money. The stability that comes with homeownership will allow them to budget and make big plans for a better tomorrow. And, studies show that children of homeowners are more likely to attend college and perform better on in-school testing. Children are also healthier, as a safe home is one without the presence of mold and lead.
There are many ways you can transform lives across our region hrough Habitat for Humanity. Please take a moment to visit our Volunteer and Support Us pages, along with our ReStore information. If you are someone considering homeownership, you can read through our program qualifications and, if owning a home seems right for you, fill out a preliminary application.
Together, we can build a better future. Join us!