The wealth gap in the United States when analyzed by race is staggering. The Economic Policy Institute concludes in their publication, The State of Working America, that two-thirds of a typical household’s wealth comes from housing equity. Homeownership not only provides a family with
Lately, we’ve been getting a lot of questions about who buys Habitat homes. Simply put, we evaluate applications for homeownership on three criteria: 1) need for housing 2) ability to pay and 3) willingness to partner. This has been a good formula that has produced amazing results over Habitat
Marquida always has been on the move. After growing up in a tiny Eastern North Carolina town, she moved to Raleigh to attend Peace College where she played basketball and participated in a Habitat mission trip.
Carletha (right) and Amanda are spending this summer giving back by participating in Habitat Wake’s Summer of Service program. Carletha is a rising senior at Middle Creek High School. After graduation she plans to earn her EMT certification and attend nursing school.
Never in a million years would I have thought that we would ever own our own home. As a young girl I thought owning homes were for rich, well to do people, but I have come to find out that anyone can own a home. Regardless of their current or past situation owning a home is a reality with perse
When Flora Mohammed’s husband left her, she didn’t know where to turn for help. Mohammed, who fled her native war-torn country of Sudan in 2011 to come to North Carolina, had five children, no job and limited English skills.