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. By serving as an advocate on numerous levels, Austin Habitat strives to make an even greater impact on the affordability crisis in Central Texas and across the nation.
Advocacy and Austin Habitat
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 imparts substantial social and community benefits. It provides families an opportunity to accumulate wealth and build a stable future. Homeownership is the basis for a number of positive social, economic, family, and civic outcomes. It boosts the educational performance of children, lowers crime rates and lessens welfare dependency, induces higher civic and volunteer participation, and improves health care outcomes. 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.
Connect with Us
Donate to Austin Habitat for Humanity to help fight the affordability crisis in Central Texas.