“Do you feel like you’re spending too much on your apartment? You’re not alone, one in three Americans are paying more than 30 percent of their income on housing costs - a level deemed unaffordable. And, virtually nowhere in the U.S. can a full-time minimum wage employee afford a one-bedroom apartment. At the same time, homeownership is nearing its lowest level in decades. Building alone cannot provide shelter for the 1.6 billion people who currently live in poverty housing.
Having a stable, affordable home creates a positive and lasting impact on children, families and communities. Act! Speak! Build! Week goes beyond the build site as volunteers advocate for decent, affordable shelter by engaging elected officials and their community to eradicate poverty housing. Even more so, the week serves to educate others by expanding the scope of Habitat’s mission from raising a hammer and raising funds to include raising your voice. The 2019 event, held April 1-6, will give you the opportunity to unify your campus and community in support of the idea that all people deserve an affordable place to call home.”
The Week of April 1st