Founded in 1989, Bryan/College Station Habitat for Humanity built its first home in 1990 with the Gonzalez family. Since then, we have given 292 families the opportunity to build and purchase their own decent, affordable homes.

This past academic year, the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University selected our organization for a Capstone project to study the impact of Habitat homeownership on quality of life. The team of eight graduate students, led by Dr. Domonic Bearfield, conducted face-to-face, in-depth interviews with 22 current B/CS Habitat homeowners. The interviews focused on five subjects: education, personal economics, safety, health and wellness and community participation. The team also interviewed five city employees for their perspective on the impact of B/CS Habitat in the community.

The results of the study show improvement in all subject areas. They have made us even more committed to our mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope! Highlights from the study are listed below, and we encourage you to read the full report.

Education

82% of the interviewees felt better about their children’s future since moving into their Habitat homes. The same percentage said their children’s grades improved.

“I am way more confident now because I am able to maintain a steady mortgage and get them into programs that I know will help them succeed in life instead of worrying about them finding alternative things to do in the streets.”

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Personal Economics

59% of the interviewee