More than 1,350 lives have been directly impacted by our work since 1983. Thousands more have been indirectly impacted due to ripple effect into future generations.
- With homeownership comes the opportunity for increased employment and educational opportunities. Many homeowners see a child (or themselves) go on to college, becoming the first in their family to do so.
- The Asheville Habitat Habitat ReStore (and Deconstruction) diverts more than 1,690 tons of usable material from the landfills every year.
- In 2016, Asheville Area Habitat spent more than $3.3 million with local subcontractors and vendors.
- Collectively, Asheville Area Habitat homeowners paid more than $294,000 in property taxes in 2016.
- In 2016, 1,800 volunteers contributed more than 65,000 hours of volunteer service, helping keep costs low so that our homeownership and home repair programs remain affordable.
- Habitat houses are funded in part by homeowner mortgage payments. In 2016, mortgage income contributed $750,000 to the building program budget.
- By providing homeownership opportunities to working families in Buncombe County, families are able to live in the community in which they work; in turn, more money is reinvested locally.