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Housing For Our Workforce Is Not Affordable For All

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Why We Do What We Do

Astonishingly, forty percent of our local workforce cannot afford safe and decent housing, defined as being forced to spend more than a third of their income on housing. Annually, rental rates are increasing at a much higher percentage than wages. Additionally, individuals earning “moderate incomes” who are successful renters find themselves challenged to buy a home given barriers to saving appropriately for a down payment.

Helping to solve these problems is the driving force behind our Homeless to Housing, Homeownership, and Financial Literacy programs.

There is no better benefit than ensuring that every mom, dad, child, and individual in our community has a safe, decent, and affordable place to call home. Our programs are aimed at reaching this goal through services that:

  • Assist our workforce who are experiencing an economic hardship
  • Educate to ensure individuals can sustain their own housing
  • Connect individuals to a variety of resources to help them achieve stable housing
  • Help those who want to help themselves