Stories of strength

Watch how an affordable home creates long term stability. 

The Journey

At Austin Habitat for Humanity, we believe everyone deserves a decent, affordable place to live. We build homes alongside hardworking, low-income families in the community and then sell the homes with a no-profit, affordable mortgage to Habitat families, whom we have prepared to be successful homeowners. Families in need must meet certain income and credit qualifications, attend homebuyer education classes and contribute 300 sweat equity hours. It is hard work. But, it sure does pay off! Our families don't just build strength and stability for themselves, but for their entire community. Together, we build a better Austin. 


The Need

A household is considered to have a significant housing cost burden if it spends more than 30 percent of its income on housing costs, including utilities. A recent study finds that 53 percent of low-income households are housing cost-burdened. Read more.

The Impact

Homeownership raises the educational achievement of children, improves health, reduces crime, decreases dependency on public assistance, encourages greater civic engagement and generates significant economic activity. Read more.

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ABABYE MENGISTU

STRENGTH

Became a homeowner against all odds.

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sein FAMILY 

STABILITY

Finally able to have peace of mind.         

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Jackie PEREZ

SELF-RELIANCE

No longer has to live in her parents home.

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arellano family

COMMUNITY

Continuing east Austin traditions.

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