HAS A SMALL STAFF AND A MIGHTY BIG GOAL: TO BUILD AFFORDABLE HOMES ON CAPE COD.  They've done remarkably well. Over the past 30 years, they've built 127 homes throughout the Cape. By the end of this year, 430 people will live in a  
Habitat Home: 160 adults and 270 children. Thirty-four more homes are under construction or on the drawing board. Wow.
In the last column, The Heart of the Matter, we shared  Karolyn's Story Before getting the opportunity to help build her Habitat Home in 2001, Karolyn was part of our community's working poor, a large group of people who are paying more than 40% of their income on housing and child care. They are predominately young families and single-parent households. They work in stores and offices throughout the Cape and in the hospitality, healthcare, service, and tourism industries. They are a vital part of our community and our workforce, yet despite the security and stability of their income, they are often shut out of the local housing market entirely-rental or home ownership. To put things in perspective, a monthly rental on Cape Cod is typically $1500-$1800. The average monthly mortgage on a 3-bedroom Habitat Home is around $700-$750. Double wow.  READ MORE

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