Now more than ever, we must work together to make the cost of home something we all can afford.
Habitat for Humanity (HFH) launched the Cost of Home advocacy campaign in June 2019. The world has changed since then; the significant impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout are still unfolding. The number of families struggling to make ends meet continues to grow. Cost of Home has been a critical component of our response to the pandemic and will continue to play a key role in recovery.
Local affiliates, like L-C Valley Habitat for Humanity, across the nation see firsthand that a stable, affordable home is out of reach for far too many. Even before the pandemic, more than 38 million U.S. families were spending too much on their housing. We know we can’t meet the need through building homes alone. That’s why it’s imperative that we address the underlying policies and systems that hinder access to housing.
We know we must continue to advocate to policymakers at all levels of government to ensure that every family — no matter who they are, where they live or how much money they earn — can build the foundation for a stable, healthy future for themselves and their families. You can find out more about the Cost of Home campaign at https://www.habitat.org/costofhome