“Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.” Luke 18:16
Sadly, across the country too many of our children are living in poverty. And, most often, poor or too expensive housing conditions are all too present. In North Carolina alone, in 2013, 642,000 children were living in households experiencing a high housing cost burden which is defined as spending in excess of 30% of income on housing related expenses. 25% of all children in North Carolina were living below the federal poverty level. One in four!
At Habitat Wake, we provided homes last year for 81 children and, as part of the design of our program, their families’ will all pay less than 30% of their income for housing related costs.
You all made that possible! Thanks for that and let’s do more!
Data Source: Population Reference Bureau, analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 through 2013 American Community Survey.