Habitat Wake seeks to increase access to housing that is affordable. Since 1985, we have partnered with over 800 families to build homes, but the need for affordable housing remains great.
In Wake and Johnston counties, one in four families are burdened by the cost of housing.
A family that spends more than 30 percent of their income toward housing is considered cost-burdened and may have difficulty affording other necessities such as food, transportation, education, and healthcare.
We are lifting our voices through the Cost of Home Campaign and local advocacy efforts to promote safe, affordable housing for all.
We also support Habitat for Humanity International and Habitat North Carolina to advocate for affordable housing at state and national levels. At Habitat Wake, we work with community members to build inclusive neighborhoods through public education and by challenging stigmas about affordable housing.
Advocacy gives us a voice on the issues that matter the most to us. Through advocacy, we can inform lawmakers, influence policy, and help set an equitable foundation for generations to come.
Advocacy is directly tied to Habitat Wake’s mission. By raising our voices in support of housing affordability, we get closer to the goal of ensuring a safe, affordable home for all. Advocacy also supports key aspects of Habitat’s operations by increasing state and federal funding sources mobilizing in support of local rezoning cases, bringing awareness to our mission, and more.