Families all across the United States are paying too high a price to cover the cost of home. In California, 1 in 5 households spend more than half of their income on housing.
Wages aren’t keeping up with skyrocketing rent and home costs. This leaves more and more families without the personal and economic stability that safe, decent and afford housing provides, and forces them into impossible choices.
When the cost of home is a family’s future, it’s a price we can’t afford to pay.
That’s why we’re committed to mobilizing our partners, volunteers, and community members to find solutions and help create policies that will increase access to affordable housing for Bay Area families. It’s all part of Habitat for Humanity’s first national advocacy campaign: Cost of Home.
A home shouldn’t cost you your health. It shouldn’t cost you your kid’s education. When the cost of home is your family’s future, the cost is too high.
In partnership with Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the country, we are taking a stand to ensure no family has to pay more than half their paycheck to cover the cost of home.
As part of Habitat for Humanity’s Cost of Home campaign, we will strive to improve housing affordability for 10 million people over the course of five years through policy and systemic changes at the local, state, and federal levels.
Over the next five years, the Cost of Home campaign will improve home affordability by promoting policy and systems change in four key areas: