At West Tuality Habitat for Humanity, we know that a family should never have to spend more than 30 percent of their income on a home. But consider that today nearly 19 million U.S. households pay half or more of their income on a place to live.
This is unacceptable.
That means that 1 in 6 families are denied the personal economic stability that safe, decent, and affordable housing provides. Instead 1 in 6 families are forced to make impossible choices.
Safe homes. Nutritious food on the table. Health care. Access to good schools. Reliable transportation.
Which would you choose?
a national advocacy campaign
Building on our strong record of advocacy achievements throughout the U.S. and on the unparalleled reputation of Habitat’s network of over 1,200 U.S. affiliates, Habitat is engaging housing advocates; Habitat homeowners, volunteers and supporters; federal, state, and local policymakers to advance access to safe, decent and affordable homes.
Over the next five years, we commit to mobilizing local Habitat organizations, our partners, our volunteers and community members across the country to find the solutions and help create the policies that will allow 10 million individuals to meet their most basic needs.
Use #CostofHome on social media to spread the word on our campaign.
West Tuality Habitat for Humanity does not take “positions” on proposed legislation or policies except for those that directly relate to the accessibility of affordable housing, and which have been endorsed by Habitat for Humanity of Oregon or Habitat for Humanity International. In general, we support any and all efforts that make affordable housing available across all segments of society, that promote housing stability, that close the “ownership gap” for minorities, that promote mixed-income communities, and that serve to make access to housing a matter of conscience for persons everywhere.