One of Habitat for Humanity’s goals is to influence adequate affordable housing solutions by changing systems, policies, and attitudes to achieve decent housing for all. Home is more than just a place where you rest your head. A home is a sense of stability. A sense of safety. A sense of accomplishment. It’s a place where people reconnect with family, friends, and their community. Through advocacy, Habitat volunteers and supporters can amplify our impact and increase access to decent, affordable housing.
I believe that every single one of us regardless of who we are, or where we come from deserves a decent life. I believe that part of having a decent life means having an affordable place to live. Rents and homeownership costs are skyrocketing, while wages are not keeping pace. Far too often, families struggle to make ends meet.
Everyone deserves to build the foundation for a strong, healthy future for themselves and their families — no matter where they live or how much money they earn. Every family deserves the chance to thrive. I pledge to work together with my neighbors, side by side, to create strength, stability, and self-reliance for all. I pledge to fight for affordable housing and to stand up for my community.
Habitat for Humanity SKC encourages all of our volunteers, donors, friends, and supporters to contact their elected representatives about the need for affordable housing. Please help us in promoting policies that will address the serious lack of affordable housing options throughout the state of WA by using a method below:
|☏ Call||⌨ Text|
|1 (800) 562-6000
8 am – 8 pm
Monday – Friday
|Text Resist to 50409 and answer when it asks for your name and ZIP. Lastly, type and send a msg to your US Senators.||Enter your street address here to find your legislative or congressional district and send them an email with your concerns.|
Today across Washington, 1 in 7 households will spend more than half of their income just on housing. Having such a large percentage of people’s income going towards housing often forces people to choose between housing and food, or housing and childcare. This needs to change. Your home shouldn’t take half your paycheck. Nobody should have to choose between a place to live or their child’s education.
In 2019, we launched a “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. And we need your help!
To learn more about how you or your company can help contact Ryan Donohue, WA State Advocacy & Policy Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 577-7949.