Did you know? Facts and figures about this year’s Carter Work Project
Get to know this year’s Carter Work Project locations through these facts and figures. The first full week of October will be a celebration — and continuation — of the great work being done by Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity and Trinity Habitat for Humanity. See the strong foundation on which we will build.
Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity
- Launched in 1985, Dallas Habitat is now the eighth largest Habitat affiliate in the United States.
- Dallas Habitat has invested more than 140 million in Dallas County.
- Dallas Habitat homeowners pay nearly 2 million a year in property taxes.
- Dallas Habitat homeowners earn less than 60 percent of the area median income and purchase their homes at below-market prices using an interest-free loan.
- Since 2009, all Dallas Habitat homes have been built to LEED standards, and each home saves about 1 ton of CO2 air pollution per year.
Trinity Habitat for Humanity
- Trinity Habitat served about 170 families in 2013, including new homes, rehabs, the Cowtown Brush Up project and disaster relief for victims of the Granbury tornado.
- More than 10,000 volunteers donated their time and energy to help Trinity Habitat in 2013.
- Habitat homeowners in the four counties served by Trinity paid more than 630,000 in property taxes in 2013.
- Several of the new homeowner partners participating in the 2014 Carter Work Project are refugee families from Myanmar, who fled persecution in their native country and established a small community in Fort Worth.
- Trinity Habitat, named for the Trinity River that runs through the area, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.