Habitat Wake has partnered with more than 800 families since 1985 to build homes, yet one in four families in Wake and Johnston counties is cost-burdened and needs an affordable home. 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. Learn more about the need for affordable housing and read our policy priorities to help elevate our advocacy through the Cost of Home Campaign. Our affiliate, together with local partners, has measured the impact of affordable housing on families in the Triangle.
Safeguarding Affordable Housing amidst COVID-19
While we may not know exactly what the future holds for the housing market, here’s some of what we know thus far: over 23 million Americans are out of work and North Carolina ranked at only a 0.63 out of 5 for its COVID-19 housing response, according to the Eviction Lab. The short-term effects will likely carry into the longer-term, creating a bleak future for the housing market.
The future of homeownership in particular may be in jeopardy due to COVID-19 impacts. It’s crucial that we continue to advocate for housing affordability during the pandemic and beyond. Want to learn more?
Our affiliate, together with local partners, has measured the impact of affordable housing on families in the Triangle.