Advocacy is an essential part of our mission at Austin Habitat for Humanity. We advocate for affordable housing not only in Austin but at the state and national levels too.
Removing Barriers to Homeownership: Zoning restrictions and high land prices make it difficult and often illegal to build the middle-income housing types that our community needs to address our growing affordable housing crisis. Learn more about local policy changes that Austin Habitat for Humanity supports in order to optimize our land use for affordability.
Cost of Home Campaign: At Austin Habitat for Humanity, we believe that no one should have to pay anywhere near half their paycheck on housing. However, nearly 19 million U.S. households are faced with this reality. Help us make affordable housing a reality for these households nationwide and make the #CostOfHome something we all can afford. For more information on the Cost of Home Campaign, click here.
Having a Home Matters: Homeownership and stable housing are associated with better health, educational attainment and wealth-building. Read more about the benefits of homeownership here.
Policy and Research: Learn about the need for and impact of affordable housing initiatives, particularly homeownership. Click here to stay up to date on pertinent policy and research.
Make a Difference
Get involved and be an advocate for Austin Habitat and affordable homeownership and housing. It is important that everyone in our community understands what affordability means and why it is important. Tell your family, friends, coworkers, and leaders why it matters and why it’s important to you. And connect with us on social media to stay up to date on issues impacting the community.
Ask Your Leaders
Ask your representatives to support critical affordable housing resources. Click here to send a letter to your Senators and Representative in Congress.
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