Evergreen Habitat for Humanity Impact on Clark County
Since 1991 we have built 33 homes in Clark County serving 120 individuals, including 73 children.
Evergreen Habitat Facts
- Homeowners are selected based on need, willingness to partner with Habitat, ability to pay mortgage, and residence or employment in Clark County and surrounding areas for one year.
- Families provide 500 hours of sweat-equity, working on their home or the home of a Habitat neighbor.
- When homeowners move on, their houses may be sold back to Evergreen Habitat and then resold to another qualified family, thus ensuring that Habitat homes stay affordable in perpetuity.
- Each year, we tithe 10% of our funds to support Habitat’s home-building work in developing countries. The past few year’s we have tithed to Guatemala.
- Over 500 volunteers work at our construction sites annually, providing most of the labor needed to build our homes.
- Habitat homes are sold at cost with 0% interest loans.
Current Clark County Housing Market
- Median income for a family of four living in Clark County in 2013 was $58,225.
- A Habitat family of four earns between $22,170 to $44,340 per year – less than 60% of the median income in Clark County.
- Fair market rent for a family of four in Clark County is $1,583.
- Affordable rent for a Habitat partner family is around $500.
- The median house price in Clark County is $232,500.
- The price of an Evergreen Habitat home with a zero-percent interest mortgage is $75,000.
- Between 2008 and 2009, the percentage of children in Clark County living in poverty increased 4.4%.
- Clark County ranks 6th highest in Washington for individuals living in poverty.
- Female headed families with children under 5 years of age constitute the largest family group subsisting under the poverty line.
- Married couples with children under 18 years of age ranked second highest.
- Married couple families with children under 5 years of age are the fastest growing family group living below poverty standards.
- Clark County has one of the highest median rents of any metropolitan area in the state.