Newly appointed Secretary Ben Carson of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) visited a build site with Habitat for Humanity of Broward County in Florida on Friday. It’s Secretary Carson’s first visit with Habitat for Humanity and we’d like to extend our welcome!
Habitat affiliates, including Habitat Wake, have a strong, long-standing partnership with his department and we’re grateful for the work we’ve done together to serve our community. At Habitat Wake, we partner with HUD programs like CDBG, HOME and SHOP to address the need for affordable housing in Wake County. The support we receive from these programs is equivalent to 20 homes each year.
Funding from HUD supplements and leverages the support we receive from our generous donors and it enables us to serve more families. Habitat Wake is building 60 homes in 2017. Without federal support, we’d only be able to build 40.
The impact of this partnership in our community is clear. As Congress and the Administration consider federal budget allocations for 2018, we look forward to ongoing conversations about the importance of maintaining these federal housing programs.