Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County Texas: Homeowner Survey Findings
To better understand the impact of homeownership on its clients, Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County (HFHWC) partnered with the Texas Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing (TXICFW) to survey its homeowners. This report outlines the development and findings of the survey, as well as important feedback from HFHWC homeowners on how the program impacted their families’ lives.
HFHWC seeks to bring communities and people together to create and sustain homeownership in Williamson County, TX. In line with this mission, HFHWC provides:
- Pathways to homeownership for families
- Homebuyer education
- Home repairs to sustain homeownership
- Affordable home improvement through its ReStores
- Volunteer and fundraising events to connect with the community
HFHWC’s homeownership program provides an affordable housing option for those who qualify. The program offers potential homeowners the opportunity to purchase a home from HFWHC with a zero-percent interest mortgage. In addition, potential homeowners must only pay $1,500 prior to purchasing the home. This payment goes toward for first-year homeowner insurance costs and closing costs.
A total of 76 homes have been built in Williamson County as a result of HFHWC’s work in partnership with local volunteers and donors. As of June 2019, 67 homeowners own their home through HFHWC’s homeownership program.