BENEFITING: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL INC
ORGANIZER: HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL INC
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY INTERNATIONAL INC wrote -
The need for opportunity and self-reliance:
Housing instability — including frequent moves, overcrowding, and the threat of eviction or foreclosure — creates stress, depression and hopelessness for far too many families.
Adults living in housing that they struggle to afford often describe themselves as less healthy, and the well-being and development of millions of children is compromised by living in insecure housing.
Families paying too high a percentage of their income for housing often find themselves making impossible choices. Rent or health care? Food or transportation?
A decent and affordable place to live helps families by freeing them from such physical and mental hardships and placing them on a path of new opportunity and increased confidence and self-reliance. A family’s partnership with Habitat means they have a stable place to live and to spend time together.
An affordable mortgage or small loan means they have a chance to create savings and invest in their education. A decent roof over their heads establishes home as a place that protects — instead of endangering — their health. Habitat works with families to help them acquire the access, skills and financial education necessary for them to be successful homeowners. By partnering with us, families seize the opportunity and possibility that decent, affordable housing represents. Through shelter, we empower (Habitat, 2016).
Become a HopeBuilder for Northwest Michigan Habitat and your support will allow 2 homes and 4 repairs projects to begin in 2017 and even more projects for 2018. We need you to build HOPE with us!