Habitat for Humanity Key Facts
In the United States 95 million people, 1/3 of the nation, have housing problems including lack of affordability, overcrowding, unsafe conditions, and homelessness.
In the Twin Cities metro area alone, over half a million people, or more than 20% of the population, are having to spend too much of their income on their housing — not leaving enough for other necessities like good nutrition, health care, transportation, advancing education or saving for the future. And the problem is growing faster in Minnesota than in any other state. This creates tremendous instability in our families, weakens our economy, and even impacts our health and educational success.
On average each year:
- 900 families attend eligibility/orientation sessions.
- 660 eligible families complete applications for Habitat homes.
- 50 applicants with the highest need are selected to buy a Habitat home.
- Approximately 50-60 families move into Habitat homes each year.
- As of January 2011, 830 families have purchased Habitat homes in the Twin Cities.
- We sell to families that make less than 50 percent of the area median income.
- The average Habitat family income is $33,500.
- On average, a Habitat family has 5 members in the household.
- Habitat homes include single-family homes, twin homes, and multiple-family homes.
- The typical Habitat home is 1,400 square feet with three bedrooms.
- Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity engages over 20,000 volunteers a year.
- On any given day during our peak construction period, over 270 volunteers are working on up to 20 homes.
Donors support Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity each year
- Over 11,000 individuals
- Nearly 300 corporations
- Over 300 faith-based groups
- Approximately 2,500 In-Kind donations