Advocacy

Raise your voice to raise walls.

A Community In Action

Before shovels in the ground, Habitat needs laws and regulations that pave the way toward acquiring land, building efficiently, and keeping homeownership affordable for more people. Access to affordable housing depends on systemic support, and that systemic support depends on you - a Habitat advocate.

We use our years of experience in the affordable housing space to guide our thoughtful, comprehensive, and forward-looking approach to advocacy. By advocating on behalf of Habitat, you lend your voice to a movement that will instate smart housing policy and a system that lets us bring homeownership within reach of more people.

Advocating for affordable housing

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the cost of home campaign

In California, 1 in 5 households spend more than half of their income on housing.

Across the country, wages aren’t keeping up with skyrocketing rent and home costs. This leaves more and more families without the personal and economic stability that afford housing provides, and forces them into impossible choices.

As part of Cost of Home, Habitat for Humanity's national advocacy campaign, we are 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.

Cost of Home in Washington

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Events

  1. Tools 101 Workshop

    Mar. 16, 2024 10:00am – 11:30am PDT

    Join ReStore Concord for this free workshop teaching you how to use the tools found in your home's toolbox

  2. Beloved Community Kick-Off

    April 6, 2024

    In honor of Martin Luther King's vision of a Beloved Community, Habitat is excited to welcome groups of all kinds to join us for our 4th Beloved Community Kick-Off event.

  3. Women's Leadership Build 2023

    May 10 & 17, 2024

    Join us for our two-day, annual Women's Leadership Build! Alongside other women and allies, you'll build more than homes! Together, we'll build connections, community, and a lasting impact!

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