Economic Impact Study

Habitat for Humanity of Spartanburg commissioned an Economic Impact Study through the S.C. Association of Habitat Affiliates, which has performed similar evaluations for other South Carolina Habitat affiliates.
Homeownership has a tremendous impact on families, and the Spartanburg economy.
Research shows that children living in family-owned homes versus children who live in rental units:

  • Are twice as likely to attend post-secondary school.
  • Have a 25% higher graduation rate.
  • Score up to 9% higher on math achievement tests and 7% higher on reading achievement tests.
  • Have fewer behavioral problems in school.

In the 2016/17 Fiscal Year, Habitat Spartanburg has added $1.9 million to the local economy and adds $274,457 to Spartanburg's economy for every house built. Collectively, our homeonwers have an impact of $75,000 in paid property taxes annually.

To learn more about Habitat Spartanburg's impact, read the entire Economic Impact Study here.

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