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Changing policies and systems to eliminate barriers to adequate, affordable housing in order to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Learn how to become an advocate for Habitat for Humanity and affordable housing
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Habitat for Humanity describes advocacy as changing policies and systems to eliminate barriers to adequate, affordable housing in order to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Though not visible in the construction process, laws, regulations, and appropriations play a significant role in Habitat’s work. Smart policies can help lower production costs, increase available housing, and encourage private sector participation. Other policies can create unnecessary barriers for affordable housing development—often limiting the number of families Habitat can serve.
Advocacy is about influencing public policy, raising awareness, and putting an end to harmful misconceptions. All of which supports Habitat’s vision of creating a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Habitat for Humanity engages in advocacy because it’s essential to expanding the supply and preservation of affordable homes. With more than 52,000 households in Lee County spending over half their income on housing—Habitat alone cannot solve the problem.
Through advocacy, Habitat seeks to influence policy and promote affordability among the broader housing continuum. Thereby positively impacting the lives of all low to moderate-income earners.
Want to learn more? Read our Affordable Housing Policy Suggestions for State Legislators and Candidates
Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties has partnered with over 1,600 families to make homeownership a reality for nearly 4,000 individuals since being chartered in 1982. Though we are incredibly proud of what we’ve accomplished so far—there are still 107,000 cost-burdened households in Lee County. A cost-burdened household spends 30% or more of total income on housing, often sacrificing spending on crucial necessities. For many of these families quality food, adequate healthcare, higher-education, and reliable transportation are out of reach due to excessive housing costs.
At Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties we know that when the cost of your home is your family’s future, the cost is too high.
Join us as we take a stand and declare our commitment to making cost of home something we all can afford. Start the conversation on social media using the hashtag #CostOfHome.