Sadly, too many people do not live with a stable roof over their heads, so we have partnered with local shelters to help provide resources. We will also be providing direct stipends to individuals that are qualified to pay for housing expenses.
Habitat for Humanity quoted on their website that according to the 2014 How Housing Matters survey:
- Forty-seven percent of adults surveyed experience unstable or insecure housing situations at some point in their lives. That number rises to 59 percent for families whose income is less than 40,000.
- In every region of the U.S. — Northeast, South, Midwest and West — anywhere from 53 to 69 percent of those surveyed classify the purchase of affordable housing as challenging in their community.
- Fifty-eight percent say that a family of four with an income of about 50,000 would have a hard time finding affordable quality housing. That number skyrockets to 88 percent for a family of four with an income closer to 24,000.
- Most survey participants believe that friends and family who are getting older will face challenges meeting their housing needs. Sixty-five percent highlight affordability as a top issue, second only to an individual’s physical needs as they age
Because shelter is so important to Building a Path to Prosperity, the Alliance Foundation is committed to working with local shelters to provide resources to those who need them most.