Advocate for affordable housing in Wake County

Habitat Wake has partnered with more than 1,000 families since 1985 to build homes, yet more than 91,000 Wake County families are cost-burdened and need affordable homes. A cost-burdened family that spends more than 30 percent of their income toward housing may have difficulty affording other necessities such as food, transportation, education, and healthcare. In response to the prophet Micah's call to do justice, to love mercy and to walk humbly with God, we promote safe, affordable housing for all.

To address the great need for affordable housing in our community, we’re raising our voices in addition to our hammers! We encourage you to join us as we build louder. Join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #BuildLouder

Habitat Wake’s policy priorities to address the affordable housing need are:

  • Increased funding
  • Robust public transit options with access to affordable housing
  • Land use and planning decisions 



Habitat NC's statewide Legislative Day
June 19, 2018

Habitat NC's statewide Legislative Day is a day where Habitat Wake and other Habitat for Humanity groups from across North Carolina organize at the state capital and advocate for affordable housing. During Legislative Day, Habitat associates take the opportunity to meet with local government officials and ask for their support in addressing the need for more affordable housing. Additionally, Habitat Wake holds its annual Hammer Contest which involves a fun, friendly competition between the NC House and Senate. Check out these great photos from this year's event!