According to a new report from Business.org, Washington is one of the least affordable places to live in the United States, ranking us the sixth-worst in the country. Someone who is making the state median wage of $46,100 has to work almost two full weeks in order to afford a one-bedroom apartment. For these Washingtonians, some tough choices have to be made about what they can afford and what they can’t.
When the #costofhome means bypassing decent health insurance, the ability to save for emergencies, or putting away money for your children’s education – the cost is too high. Join us for our “Cost of Home” campaign – together with Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the country, we are mobilizing volunteers and community members to help us push for policies that will give more people more access to affordable housing. Learn more here.