Homeownership Matters

Habitat Gaston is developing the Dixon Village neighborhood in response to the dire need for affordable housing. Home values are seeing double digit growth year over year and rents are also increasing at the same pace. At the same time, wages are not keeping pace and many families are unable to afford even entry-level housing.

We are very excited to see Dixon Village come to life around us. This neighborhood represents a dream for families who would not otherwise be able to purchase a home that they can afford on the wages that they make. Housing is not just about shelter. It’s about owning a safe place to call home and building memories. It represents a gateway and an opportunity to build a better future. With the strength and stability that owning an affordable home brings, Habitat families can focus on their lives, their families, and their paths to a brighter future.

Learn more about why homeownership matters in the following Evidence Briefs:

Who Has Access to Homeownership?

Homeownership can transform lives. It creates long-lasting and life-changing impact on families and communities…

Overview of Homeownership

Improving affordable homeownership leads to numerous outcomes that extend beyond the house, such as…

How Does Homeownership Contribute to Wealth Building

Low-income households and households of color have limited access to home- ownership…

Racial Inequities Limit Homeownership Opportunities

Black and Hispanic/Latino households face unique barriers to homeownership that prevent…

How Does Housing Impact Health?

Social determinants of health are factors that encompass how people are born, grow, live, work and age and that affect their health…

How Does Housing Affect Children's Education?

The location and condition of a child’s house plays a significant role in their physical, cognitive and emotional development…