Families in need of affordable housing live everywhere: coastal towns, sprawling cities, your community. While the vast majority of Americans feel stable and secure in their current situation, housing insecurity touches nearly half of adults at some point in their lives.
A majority of Americans believe that it is challenging to find affordable quality housing in their communities and more than half of all adults say they have made at least one trade-off in order to cover their rent or mortgage. Such trade-offs may include taking second jobs, cutting back on health care and healthy food, and moving to less safe neighborhoods.
In response to the ever-growing need for shelter around the state, Habitat works in many ways: new construction, repairs to existing homes, advocacy for better laws and systems, disaster prevention and recovery, and more.