Habitat Facts

  • About 1.6 billion people worldwide live in substandard housing and 100 million are homeless.

  • Average amount of paint used in building a three-bedroom Habitat house: 50 gallons

  • Average Habitat mortgage length (U.S.): 22.6 years

  • Average monthly payment (principal, insurance, taxes) for a three-bedroom Habitat house (U.S.): $250

  • Average number of nails used to build a three-bedroom Habitat house: 40,790

  • Average number of pieces of lumber in a three-bedroom Habitat house: 600

  • Average number of sweat-equity hours performed by U.S. Habitat homeowner family: 423

  • Average size of a Habitat house in the United States: 1,100 square feet

  • Average size of all new homes built in the United States: 2,324 square feet

  • Fastest building time for a Habitat house: 3 hours, 24 minutes, 34 seconds (Shelby County HFH in 2002)

  • Fifty-four developing countries are now poorer than they were in 1990.

  • Habitat does not give a hand out, but a hand up.

  • Habitat has built more than 300,000 houses around the world!

  • Median home sales price on all homes sold in the United States in 2002: $225,100

  • Median selling price of a Habitat house in the United States: $59,324

  • Number of countries with campus chapters, including the United States: 35

  • Our sister chapter is located in Guyana, South America!

  • Rank as nonprofit organization: 18th largest

  • Rank as U.S. house builder: 8th largest (According to 2010 Builder Magazine)

  • Stable housing can benefit a family’s sense of dignity and pride.

  • Stable housing can improve health, physical safety, and security.

  • The richest 1 percent receives as much income as the poorest 57 percent.

  • This student chapter built a home for the Brownlee family during the 2008-2009 school year.

  • This student chapter built a home for the Sweid family during the 2007-2008 school year.

  • This student chapter was first formed in 1993.

  • Two thirds of the world’s poor live in Asia and the Pacific.

  • Without action, 2 billion people are expected to live in slums in the next 30 years.