Community Impact Evaluation of Habitat’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program

Research funded by Habitat for Humanity

The center and Habitat for Humanity International evaluate the impact of the nonprofit developer’s federally funded Neighborhood Stabilization Program work in seven diverse U.S. communities to understand the effectiveness of this approach to neighborhood recovery.

Project Overview

Habitat for Humanity International has teamed with the UNC Center for Community Capital to evaluate the impact of the nonprofit developer’s revitalization of seven U.S. communities through the federally funded Neighborhood Stabilization Program.

The research project will examine how neighborhood conditions have changed following the revitalization efforts and compare that to conditions in similar neighborhoods that did not receive such intervention.

Center researchers will consider home prices and sales, foreclosures, vacancy rates, crime and other economic indicators in their evaluation. The seven neighborhoods are located in Collier County (Fla.), Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, Pensacola and New York City.


The UNC Center for Community Capital conducts research and policy analysis on ways to make financial services work better for more people and communities.


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