The Issue of Affordable Housing
Here at Habitat for Humanity, we work to build a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
For some of us, finding affordable housing can be a struggle. For example, virtually nowhere in the US can a full-time minimum wage employee afford a one-bedroom apartment. More than half of all adults have made at least one tradeoff in the past three years to cover their rent or mortgage. Tradeoffs include taking a second job, cutting back on health care and healthy food, and moving to less safe neighborhoods.