Become an advocate for affordable housing.
Please contact your legislative representatives in all levels of government and remind them that affordable housing is a serious need here in our community.
While increased demand in the rental market is helping to drive recovery from the Great Recession the number of cost burden renters is at a historical high as 11.4 million people still struggle to afford a decent place to rent. Additionally, the ability of Americans to afford the purchase of a home is at an all-time low, resulting in home ownership levels falling to the lowest and a half century.
Habitat for Humanity launched its Neighborhood Revitalization efforts in 2011 and as a result has completed more than 75 home repair projects to date. In 2012, our affiliate launched our repair program in the Johnson City neighborhood of York and over the next 3 years completed a small number of repairs in York, Rock Hill and Clover. In 2014, we began our partnership with the Paradise community in Fort Mill as our neighborhood revitalization focus area where we concentrated a significant amount of our home repair work. Over the past 3 years, in addition to our major focus work in Fort Mill, our affiliate continued to complete home repairs in Clover and most recently has renewed our home repair work into Rock Hill.