There are nearly 2 billion people around the world who live in slum housing and more than 100 million are homeless. That equates to one out of every four people on our planet. Habitat builds because we believe this is unacceptable and that every person can make a real difference. Please join us and encourage your friends to help us BUILD more homes, communities, and hope throughout the world and in our community.
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Habitat works by putting people together.
Hopeful homeowners striving for a better future.
Volunteers helping communities flourish. Friends old and new.
These lasting connections inspire us and strengthen our resolve to build - together - a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
We are thankful to everyone whose support of Habitat for Humanity's mission of building a world where everyone has a decent place to live has supported our work over the year. We are most grateful for the generous support we have received and commitment of our volunteers to serving families locally and abroad.
High housing cost burdens in the United States
Habitat International's 2013 report documents growing evidence of solid recovery in the U.S. housing market, but also includes the distressing news that the number of Americans with severe housing cost burdens — meaning they spend more than half their income on housing — remains at unprecedented levels.
The latest increases in the incidence of severe housing cost burdens mark a decade-long rise. In 2011, the number of households with severe housing cost burdens reached a new record of 20.6 million. Overall, from 2001 to 2011, the total number of severely cost burdened households soared by 49 percent. Read more....
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