Providing Stability for Children
A New Lease on Life
We Believe in a World Where Everyone has a Decent Place to Live
Helping Families Realize the Dream of Home Ownership
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2018-19 Annual Report
We are pleased to report that in Fiscal Year 2018, the combined efforts of the 48 Illinois Affiliates resulted in 250 completed projects, which included 62 new homes. This is up impressively from the FY 2017 numbers of 209 and 53. We’re proud to share these & other accomplishments in our first annual report with our affiliates, partners, those in public office and the community at large.
- Key State Accomplishments
- Habitat Hero Awards
- Inspirational Family Stories
- Affiliate Accomplishments & Highlights
- Economic Impact
This Task Force brings together experts and qualified stakeholders to collaborate and offer solutions that will ease the barriers that locals units of government face when working to reduce blighted properties within their jurisdictions.
She is helping shape policy that will lead to safe, more stable communities.
More than 18,000 women construction volunteers unite nationwide to build up their communities with Habitat homeowner
Our recent training session was a success! Ten individuals from 6 affiliates were certified and trained during this informative class.
Why Habitat for Humanity is Needed
Global Housing Crisis
An Urban Crisis
The world is experiencing a global housing crisis
Worldwide, some 827.6 million people live in urban slums and by 2020, it is estimated the world slum population will reach almost 1 billion. About 50 percent of the world’s population now live in urban areas and lack of clean water and sanitation claim the lives of more than 1.8 million young children every year.
Cost of Living Rises
In the United States, 48.5 million people are living in poverty
Minimum wage is not keeping up with the rising cost of living and many workers struggle to afford decent housing.
Decent, stable housing provides more than just a roof over someone’s head
- Stability for families and children.
- Sense of dignity and pride.
- Health, physical safety and security.
- Increase of educational and job prospects.
A Healthier Family
The transformational ability of good housing
- Clean, warm housing is essential for prevention and care of diseases of poverty like HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, diarrhea, and malaria.
- Children under 5 in Malawi living in Habitat for Humanity houses have 44 percent less malaria, respiratory or gastrointestinal diseases compared to children living in traditional houses.
Housing must become a priority
- The percentage of people without access to decent, stable housing is rising.
- Increasing the housing supply across the globe is essential.
- Adequate housing is vitally important to the health of the world’s economies, communities and populations.
- If we are to succeed in the fight against poverty, we must support the expansion of housing both as policy and as practice.
Home Ownership Matters
Home Ownership Builds Successful Children.
Compared to children of renters (of the same age, income, race, etc.), children of homeowners are:
Home Ownership Builds Stronger Communities
Compared to renters (of the same age, income, race, etc.), homeowners:
Are 28% more likely to improve their homes
Live 4 times longer in a community
Are 15% more likely to vote
Are 11% more likely to know who represents them in Congress