Today, 1 in 6 families pay half or more of their income on their rent or mortgage, often choosing between paying for housing or nutritious food, reliable transportation or even life-saving medicine. That is unacceptable. Your home shouldn’t cost you anywhere near half your paycheck. Home shouldn’t cost you your health or your kids’ education. When the cost of home is your family’s future, the cost is too high. When the cost of home is any family’s future, that’s something none of us can afford.
Through the Cost of Home advocacy campaign, Habitat for Humanity will mobilize our 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 have access to affordable housing. Over the next five years, the campaign will improve home affordability by promoting policy and systems change in four key areas: affordable home production, access to credit, equitable land use, and communities of opportunity.
Since 1989, Habitat for Humanity of Craven County has been helping families achieve strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. Habitat for Humanity of Craven County has built or renovated 66 homes with partner families, impacting 110 adults and over 120 children. Sixteen of these homes have been paid in full and there have been no foreclosures. In addition, through our annual Tithe with Habitat for Humanity International, we have helped 41 families build homes internationally.
Following the devastating damages in Craven County following Hurricane Florence in September 2018, Habitat for Humanity of Craven County established the Neighborhood Revitalization Program to assist homeowners with the repairs necessary so they can to return to a safe and healthy home. We are also pleased to partner with Purple Heart Homes to work on repairs for Veterans’ homes.
Habitat for Humanity works with families, volunteers, donors, corporations, and the community to build affordable homes. We work to transform neighborhoods through revitalization, education, innovative development, partnerships, through long term relationships with families and the community.
No matter who we are, or where we come from, we all deserve to have a decent life. We deserve to feel strength and stability day after day. We deserve to know we have the power to take care of ourselves and build our own futures. At Habitat for Humanity, this is what unites us. Through shelter, we empower. Our shared vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. You help change the world, when you support Habitat for Humanity.
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