As home equity increases, many homeowners choose to secure additional education in order to create career opportunities

 

The median net wealth of low-income homeowners is dramatically higher than low-income renters

 

53% of Habitat homeowners found that they have more money since moving into their home – with 2/3 confident that they will be able to contribute to their children’s college education

 

Almost half say they are spending less on housing costs.

74% of Habitat
Homeowners

said that their family's overall health had improved since they moved into their home

More than 80%
of Habitat homeowners surveyed considered their children safer after
moving into their new home

 

The graduation rate for children of homeowners is 19% higher than it is for renters

 

Children of homeowners – even in low income households - are more likely to stay in school than the children of renters.

 

Children of families that own a home perform better on math and reading achievement tests than renters – even when all other factors are the same. These children also have fewer behavioral problems and greater future earnings.

 

Also, a survey of Habitat homeowners showed that 57% of adults in the households were furthering their education

Our Partners

National Ambassador, Darius Rucker

An artist who shares our passion of making affordable housing more accessible, GRAMMY award-winning musician Darius Rucker is Ply Gem's Home for Good project National Ambassador.

Previously the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the band, Hootie & the Blowfish, Rucker has since re-introduced himself into the world as a country artist and has released four consecutive albums to top the Billboard Country albums chart. His recently released fifth album from Capitol Nashville, When Was The Last Time, features Rucker's eighth No. 1 single on country radio, "If I Told You."

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2018 Regional Ambassador, Brett Young

Brett Young has become a favorite of music lovers everywhere through his honest lyrics and West Coast-meets-Southern sound. Among other accolades he's been named Billboard "Country Artist to Watch in 2017" and nominated for 2017 CMA New Artist of the Year. Brett is one of Country’s rising stars with his multi-platinum No. 1 hit "In Case You Didn’t Know."

This year, Brett will be working with Ply Gem as a Regional Ambassador for the Ply Gem Home for Good project helping to create safe, affordable housing options in Raleigh, NC and Orange County, CA.

2018 Regional Ambassador, Lauren Alaina

Georgia native, Lauren Alaina, captured America's hearts when she appeared on Season 10 of American Idol. Lauren released her eagerly-awaited album "Road Less Traveled" in early 2017. Lauren is one of CMT's "Next Women of Country" and she earned her first CMT Music Award last summer for Breakthrough Video of the Year. Lauren recently performed on the 51st Annual CMA Awards where she was also nominated for her very first CMA Award for New Artist of the Year.

Ply Gem is welcoming Lauren as a 2018 Home for Good project Regional Ambassador – working together in Philadelphia, PA to help with neighborhood revitalization.

2016 Ambassador, Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson, known as one of the best-selling male vocalists of all time in all genres of music, served as the 2016 ambassador to Ply Gem's Home for Good project.

Before he became an award-winning country music star, he worked in construction and when asked about Ply Gem's Home for Good project said, "I can appreciate how much work it takes to build something. There's nowhere I'd rather live than this country to see things like this happen."

Habitat for Humanity

As one of the most loved and most trusted brands in the building industry, Habitat for Humanity has been positively affecting communities across the U.S. and in over 70 countries.

Together Habitat for Humanity and Ply Gem have helped to build hundreds of homes with families in need of affordable housing, giving them a home for good. This partnership is on a mission to make an even bigger impact.

 

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