Habitat for Humanity dramatically improves families' lives, study finds
The before-and-after picture is dramatic for people who move into a Habitat for Humanity home in Minnesota.
Once they move into their new homes, Habitat families make more money and use fewer government social programs. Their kids do better in school. Families feel safer and spend more time together. All in all, 92 percent of Habitat homeowners say their lives are better since they moved into their homes.
“We’re able to completely change a family’s life,” said Kristin Skaar, a spokeswoman for Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota. “It’s definitely a hand up vs. a handout.”