Cost of Home


Families all across the United States are paying too high a price to cover the cost of their home.

Rents and homeownership costs are skyrocketing, while wages are not keeping pace. Far too often, families struggle to make ends meet. Everywhere you look, cities, suburbs, rural areas - the stability that home should bring remains out of reach for too many families.

At Habitat for Humanity, we know that a family should never have to spend more than 30 percent of their income on a home. But consider today that over 18 million U.S. households pay half or more of their income on a place to live. That is unacceptable.

That means that 1 in 6 families are denied the personal and economic stability that safe, decent and affordable housing provides. Instead, 1 in 6 families are forced to make impossible choices.

Safe homes. Nutritious foods on the table. Health care. Access to good schools. Reliable transportation. Which would you choose?

Over the next five years, Habitat for Humanity International commits to mobilizing local Habitat organizations, our partners, our volunteers and community members across the country to find the solutions and help create the policies that will allow 10 million individuals to meet their most basic need.

Make the Cost of Home something we can all afford and join us, and hundreds of Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the country to launch our first national advocacy campaign. You can be part of the campaign and part of the solution.

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