Habitat’s affordable, no-profit house payments free up money for food, child care, medicine and other necessities. And research has shown that decent housing improves health, increases children’s educational achievement, and strengthens community ties.
Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley’s mission is to help families in need. Not with a hand out, but with a hand up. To begin with, many families in the Lehigh Valley pay very high rents for substandard housing. Additionally, many hold jobs that do not pay enough to allow them to purchase a home in Lehigh or Northampton County. This is regardless of the municipality. However, we give a family that meets its selection requirements the chance to own a home.
The typical Habitat Lehigh Valley family earns between 35% – 80% of the median income for the Lehigh Valley. In addition, many people who currently reside in shelters would qualify for participation in our Homeownership program.