At Habitat Charlotte, we know that a family should never have to spend more than 30 percent of their income on a home. But consider that today nearly 19 million U.S. households pay half or more of their income on a place to live.
That is unacceptable.
That means that 1 in 6 families are denied the personal and economic stability that safe, decent and affordable housing provides. Instead, 1 in 6 families are forced to make impossible choices.
Safe homes. Nutritious food on the table. Health care. Access to good schools. Reliable transportation. Which would you choose?
We have to take a stand and declare our commitment: Habitat Charlotte will work to ensure that no family has to pay more than half of their paycheck to cover the cost of home.
Everyone deserves to build the foundation for a strong, healthy future for themselves and their families — no matter where they live or how much money they earn.
Help us make that possible. Help us make the #CostOfHome something we all can afford.