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The Crisis of Affordable Housing

Matthew Desmond’s findings when researching his bestselling and acclaimed book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, surprised even him.

Among them: the sheer numbers of families being turned out of their homes; the high cost of shoddy apartments in the poorest neighborhoods; the extent of the physical and emotional toll on families, most of them women with children.

The effects of those trends go far beyond inadequate shelter, Desmond says. “I think that whatever we care about — whatever is our issue that keeps us up at night — a lack of affordable housing is going to be somewhere at the center of it.”

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Publix Partners with York County Habitat to Build Affordable Housing

York County, SC (February 17, 2017) – Publix Super Markets Charities contributed $80,000 to Habitat for Humanity of York County to build an affordable home in partnership with a homebuyer in need of decent and affordable housing. Publix’s associates will partner with Meka and raise the walls of the first of four homes to be built by York County Habitat in 2017. Additionally, the affiliate will complete 40+ home repair projects as well.

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York County Habitat and The Home Depot Partners to Serve U.S. Military Veterans

York County, SC (February 6, 2017) – Habitat for Humanity of York County is partnering with Home Depot to serve U.S. military veterans in York County. The project is part of Habitat for Humanity’s Repair Corps program, an initiative funded by The Home Depot Foundation to help build, rehabilitate or repair the homes of U.S. military veterans and their families. The initial project will serve Milford, a U.S. military veteran who served during the Vietnam War. A kickoff event will be held Tuesday, February 7 at 10:00 AM at Milford’s home, located at 207 Juniper Street in the Paradise community of Fort Mill.

In partnership with the veteran, Habitat repairs will include installation of new water and waste lines, installing new bathroom and kitchen fixtures including toilet, bathtub, sinks, a hot water as well as a new roof.  

Milford states, “ Habitat is a huge blessing, I am so grateful for the partnership with Habitat and all the good folks associated with this organization.”

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Family of Five Celebrates New Beginning In Their Habitat Home

Clover, South Carolina (February 11, 2017)- Habitat for Humanity of York County will celebrate the construction of its 64th home with a dedication ceremony this Saturday, February 11 at 10 AM at 111 Alexander Street, Clover. The new homeowners, the White family will have the opportunity to thank all those who worked with them to reach this goal.

“Through this experience, I have gained another family, the Habitat family”, states Lisa, mother of the family of five. “There were many obstacles, but thanks to the love and support of the Habitat family, I am able to provide a safe and secure home for my children.”

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Wells Fargo & Faith Build Homes to be Dedicated

York County, SC (November 16, 2016) – Keys to the Wells Fargo and 2016 Faith Build homes will be turned over the Cagan and Thompson families at a dedication ceremony this Saturday, November 19 at 10:00 AM at 341/345 Walnut Street in Rock Hill.

Wells Fargo and the Faith community have been major partners with Habitat for Humanity of York County for several years. Wells Fargo has contributed $80,000 and up to 250 Wells Fargo associates provided more than 1500 hours of volunteer service to build this home. "We are proud to partner with Habitat in such a meaningful way", stated Josh Zozosky, Loan Administration Manager -AVP. The Faith Build was led by Elevation Church - Rock Hill which provided $20,000 of funding and more than 100 volunteers. An additional 10 faith groups rounded out the Faith Build effort.

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