In the United States alone, 95 million people have housing problems. That’s about one-third of the entire population. From homelessness to underwater mortgages, insecure housing effects families in every community.
Fortunately, Habitat’s work around the world and here at home has shown that building homes does more than put a roof above families’ heads. In clean, decent, stable housing:
-Families can provide stability for their children.
-A family’s sense of dignity and pride grow.
-Health, physical safety, and security improve
-Educational and job prospects increase.
By taking the Pledge to End Poverty Housing you will add your voice to thousands of others calling on our civic leaders to help ensure a decent place to live for families all across America. Habitat needs caring, compassionate individuals like you as partners to help empower families and strengthen communities across the world.
Millions of Americans live without decent shelter. Whether the result of economic hardship, loss of income, layoff or natural disaster, substandard housing is a human and family tragedy that affects us all.
When you sign Habitat’s Pledge to End Poverty Housing in America, you’ll add your voice to the national movement of people committed to ending substandard housing in America.
The pledge calls on our civic leaders to commit to:
-Build and renovate houses.
-Make homeownership available to more Americans.
-Keep more families in their current homes.
-Assure high standards for safe and decent homes.
Sign the Pledge to End Poverty Housing in America.
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