Families across the United States are paying too high a price to cover the cost of home. This is particularly true on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Rent and homeownership costs are skyrocketing, while wages are not keeping pace. Far too often families struggle to make ends meet. Everywhere you look-cities, suburbs, rural areas-the stability that home should bring remains out of reach for far too many families.
At Habitat for Humanity, we know that a family should never have to spend more than 30 percent of their income on a home. Today nearly 19 million U.S. households pay half or more of their income on a place to live. That is unacceptable!
We have to take a stand and declare our commitment: Habitat will work to ensure that no family has to pay more than 30% of their paycheck to cover the cost of home.
Over the next 5 years, we commit to mobilizing our local Habitat organization, our partners, our volunteers and community members to find the solutions and help create the policies that will allow 10 million individuals to meet their most basic needs.
Everyone deserves to build the foundation for a strong, health future for themselves and their families-no matter where they live or how much money they earn. Every family deserves a chance to thrive.
Help us make that possible. You can help by donating, advocating, educating, and bring people together to make the opportunity of homeownership a reality for hardworking, low-income families.
Help us make that possible. Help us make the #CostOfHome something we all can afford!
HOMES, COMMUNITIES, HOPE + YOU
Our neighbors and our communities have been hit hard by the economic shocks of COVID-19. As families face the public health crisis and the devastating effects of financial instability, Habitat for Humanity is needed now more than ever. And - now more than ever - we need you. together we can help families build back.