At Habitat, our work goes beyond houses. We have seen the benefits of a safe and secure shelter extend into the stability needed to hold a job, and to focus on education. We’ve seen the shelter from the elements and peace of mind that come with a decent home translate into better health for families and their children. We have seen the new responsibility that comes with a small mortgage turn into pride in one’s ability to provide for one’s family. And we’ve seen the “sweat equity” spent building others’ homes grow into community spirit.