Facts About Evergreen Habitat

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.