With a donation to Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah you can build
- Hope for a child
- Home for a family
- Health for a community
We can’t do what we do without you! You can make this possible!
We are striving for a better community by providing families with a home; where they can be healthier, where kids leave for school in the morning, do their homework at night, where parents rest from one day and plan for the next.
In decent, affordable housing, walls are strong and roofs are secure- and the family inside focuses on thriving instead of surviving.
Why does affordable housing matter?
The need for affordable housing is increasing. Data provided by the Utah Housing Coalition shows that the Fair Market Rent for a 2-bedroom home in Utah is $727 a month (Washington County is closer to $900). This means a low-income family in Washington County spends more than 30% of their gross income (before taxes) on housing. The majority of our homeowners are paying less than $500 a month (including taxes and insurance).
- Since 1998 we have built 21 homes here in Southern Utah
- In 2010, Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah implemented the A Brush with Kindness program, which assists low-income homeowners by completing needed exterior home repairs. Our affiliate has completed over 45 A Brush with Kindness projects to date, several of which fall into the category of Critical Home Repair.
- Our ReStore opened its doors in 2008. In 2014 we moved to a location that is about 3 times the size! Re-use of home and building materials reduces landfill waste by up to 270 tons annually and generates funds to reinvest into local housing needs.
- In this last year alone Habitat for Humanity has engaged hundreds of volunteer who have contributed over 10,000 hours to home builds, repairs, and at the ReStore.
- All of our Partner families complete further Habitat education including Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University and home ownership preparation classes to help build economic self-sufficiency.