Cost of Home

The issue:
housing affordability


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?

The solution:
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.

Get Involved!

Today, nearly 19 million households in the U.S. are paying half or more of their income on housing. That means 1 in 6 families are denied the personal and economic stability that safe, decent and affordable housing provides. Instead, 1 in 6 families are forced to make impossible choices.

That’s why Habitat for Humanity has launched the Cost of Home campaign. Over the next five years, we commit to mobilizing individuals across the country to find the solutions and help create the policies at the local, state and federal levels that will improve home affordability for 10 million people. And we know we can’t do this alone.

Your voice has influence. By sharing your support of the need for home affordability to policymakers at all levels of government, you are helping us make the #CostOfHome something we all can afford.

Use #CostofHome on social media to spread the word on our campaign.