Wages & Housing

June 15, 2017

Wages for low income workers have been stagnant for the last many years while housing costs continue to rise rapidly.  Check out this editorial from this morning’s editorial in the Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/editorials/article156214079.html At our recent Habitat for Humanity of Wake County Board of Directors meeting, Wake County Commissioner Jessica Holmes described housing affordability as a crisis in our community as we discussed the ongoing Forest Hills Apartments situation where 126 families were being evicted from their affordable rental units and told that their housing subsidy vouchers would no longer be accepted once the property was upgraded. With stagnant wage growth and rapidly rising housing costs due to a lack of affordable supply, Commissioner Holmes uses the right term when she calls the situation a critical one.  Help Habitat Wake grow to meet the need!