Benefits Of Home Ownership

Dated: 11/30/2015

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Did you know that the benefits of home ownership are absolutely amazing!  Volunteer build days continue at a local Habitat for Humanity build site in Denver -- near I-70 and Chambers. 


Who would have guessed that a day spent draft & fireproofing walls and hanging foam board on the outside of a townhome could contribute to  so many positive long term benefits.


When I started volunteering my understanding of the benefits Habitat families receive was so much narrower -- housing expenses more in line with income -- typical benefits of ownership vs. rent . . . . . During the morning safety orientation the site supervisor shared some very interesting facts about the quantifiable positive impacts that home ownership has on families . . . . . the following bullet points are taken from the Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver website:


  • Children raised in a Habitat home are twice as likely to go to college.

  • Habitat homeowners are more likely to seek out additional educational opportunities.

  • Habitat homeowners are more likely to read often and be very involved in their children’s education.

  • More than 90% of children raised in a Habitat home anticipate going to college.


  • Habitat homeowners are more likely to feel safe in their home and their neighborhood.

  • Habitat homeowners feel that they have job security and like their jobs.

  • More than 80% of Habitat homeowners feel confident in managing their finances.

Health & Lifestyle

  • Habitat homeowners are more likely to practice healthy diet habits.

The national databases used for comparison in this study include: American Community Survey, US Census Bureau, 2008 - 2012; Current Population Survey, US Census Bureau, 2008 - 2010; Survey of Income and Program Participation, US Census Bureau, 2008 Panel Survey; Fast Response School Survey, National Center of Educational Statistics, 2009




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