Cost of Home
Families all across the United States are paying too high a price to cover the cost of their home. In Florida, 1 in 7 household spend more than half of their income on housing.
To be considered “affordable,” housing expenses must be less than 30 percent of a family’s household income. But consider that today over 18 million U.S. households pay half or more of their income on a place to live. That means working families are forced to make impossible decisions between spending money on safe homes, nutritious food on the table, health care, reliable transportation or education needs. Which would you choose?
This is why we have to take a stand and declare our commitment: No family should have to pay more than half of their paycheck to cover the cost of home.
This is why HabiJax is joining with hundreds of local Habitat organizations across the country to launch our first national advocacy campaign: Cost of Home.