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Document Type


Session Format

Oral presentation only (in-person)


Arts and Sciences 2-75

Publication Date


Faculty Advisor

Min Kim

Start Date

27-3-2024 1:00 PM

End Date

27-3-2024 2:00 PM


Established in 1986 as a response to the urgent demand for affordable homeownership in Macon, the Macon Area Habitat for Humanity (Macon Area HFH) has achieved notable progress by constructing 98 houses to date. This comprehensive study delineates a program evaluation with the primary objective of assessing the effectiveness of Macon Area HFH in positively impacting the lower-class population and fostering an overall increase in homeownership rates within Macon-Bibb.

Specifically, the evaluation examines the organization's influence on the lower-class population through the provision of affordable housing and elucidates its role in contributing to the broader homeownership landscape in Macon-Bibb. Additionally, the study delves into the tangible enhancements in social, psychological, emotional, and financial well-being attributed to homeownership facilitated by Macon Area HFH.

Employing a mixed-methods approach, the evaluation places a focal point on semi-structured interviews with key officials from Macon Area Habitat for Humanity. These interviews are designed to extract insights into the organization's operational framework, intended impact, and alignment with its documented program objectives.

The overarching goal of this comprehensive evaluation is to furnish valuable insights into the efficacy of Macon Area Habitat for Humanity's programs. The resultant findings will serve as a foundation for strategic decision-making, program refinement, and the ongoing improvement of the organization's initiatives in addressing the critical need for affordable homeownership in Macon. Through this evaluation, we aspire to provide steadfast support to Macon Area HFH in its mission and contribute significantly to the expansion of housing opportunities for the lower-class population in Macon-Bibb.



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