Habitat’s programs are a hand-up to affordable home ownership, maintenance and repairs, so local families achieve long-term stability!
WHY WE BUILD!
Opportunity - Hope - Stability, -Dignity - Community
Your contribution today will support housing help for 10 families in 2014, including:
- 1 - 2 home rehabs/critical repair projects
- 8 home repair/maintenance projects in partnership with low-income home owners
Supporting Habitat for Humanity improves the health and welfare of children and families, positively impacts your local economy, offers a hand up for working families, and impacts long-term housing stability and dignity.
How We're Meeting Local Housing Needs:
- Little Green Houses: Ownership of New, Healthy, Energy Efficient Single-Family Homes
- Rehabs: Rehabilitation of Existing Homes
- A Brush with Kindness: Home Repair & Maintenance in partnership with low-income home owners.
Our Stewardship Commitment:
Energy Efficiency & Materials Re-Use
We are committed to building homes that are healthy and energy efficient. The new Habitat home recently completed in Park City has received LEED Platinum certification, and its owners are realizing a 48% or greater annual energy savings and live in a healthy house.
Habitat's ReStore, located at 6820 Silver Creek Drive - Just off I-40 in Park City, is a home improvement re-use and thrift store. Each year the ReStore keeps thousands of tons of materials out of our local landfills, including building materials, appliances, and household furnishings. The ReStore is a great place to donate your gently used materials and a fun place to find treasures!
2013 Housing Projects:
- Completion of a 2nd LEED registered "green" home in Old Town Park City. Scheduled for completion and dedication before Christmas! A family of 3 will purchase the home from Habitat with a zero % interest mortgage.
- Completion of a home rehab in Heber City, February 2013. The family that purchased the Home from Habitat now lives affordably within 20 minutes of where they work in Park City!
- Habitat accepts applications throughout the year to assist qualifying homeowners with repair and maintenance needs.
Why is Affordable Homeownership so Important?
With the support of our mountain town communities and donors like you, Habitat’s healthy, safe, energy efficient and affordable housing services are becoming available to more people. Habitat serves community members between 30 and 60% of AMI. Habitat is the only local affordable housing provider reaching those whose incomes fall between 30% and 45% AMI. These statistics help underscore the pricing gap that largely drives our local affordable housing needs:
- Local employees, such as teachers, firefighters, local government, essential service workers and hospitality workers earn about 57% of AMI. This income can support a home purchase price of $230,500 – but houses in this price range make up 3% or less of local housing stock
- 50% of workers in Summit County commute from outside of Summit County (including 8,788 public and private sector workers) and earn below 61% of the local area median income. Most live elsewhere because they are priced out of our local market
- 2012 Fair Market Rent(FMR): $1,050 for a two-bedroom unit in Summit County. It takes two full time minimum wage incomes (earning $30,000 annually) to afford local FMR for a two-bedroom unit
- 3,241 Summit County homeowners are cost burdened (paying more than 30% of income for rent and utilities). These homeowners are most at risk for losing insurance due to poor home conditions and risk health and personal safety because they cannot afford routine upkeep and improvements
- By 2020 there will be a projected 65% increase in senior citizens in Summit County. 57% of seniors who are homeowners currently qualify for Habitat’s A Brush with Kindness program by income