Owning a home makes families healthier…

[Blog Post by Sarah Stanton, Executive Director]

I have seen this article before, but when I came across it today I wanted to share it again.

This is a study of how Habitat for Humanity affects families in Canada, and the principles it shares are the core of why we work so hard to make affordable homeownership opportunities a reality in our community.

This quote¬†describes the experience I’ve found with the families we’ve helped here in Washtenaw County:

“Eighty per cent of the families had school-age children. Most said the children had increased confidence, improved behaviour, higher grades and increased enjoyment of school since moving into the home. The children now participate more in activities outside of school including sports, music and arts and volunteering.”¬†

Read the whole article here.