The National Association of Realtors cites increased education as a benefit to home ownership. You can run the numbers of renting versus buying and see that it makes a lot of financial sense to purchase a home rather than rent, but you cannot realize the full value of home ownership until you see what it does for a child. Habitat for Humanity is all about that!!
A stable home allows parents and/or guardians a safe place to establish positive learning routines and homework zones—staging for books, backpacks, and supplies as well as a place to ask questions and seek answers. Habitat for Humanity St. Augustine/St. Johns helps area families by supporting this home learning environment as part of their mission “to build homes, community and hope.”
In addition to the financial counseling requirement for housing participants, Habitat St. Augustine/St. Johns also offers a college scholarship to its local families, and has a monetary rewards program for Habitat children in Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade.
If you would like to contribute or learn more about Habitat for Humanity St. Augustine/St. Johns, please visit their website at www.habitatstjohns.org or call (904) 826-3252.