Your Support is an Investment in a Family’s Future
Did you know that your gift does much more than help families escape from unsafe, unhealthy living conditions?
By helping build homes with Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County, you are helping families right here in our community to break the cycle of poverty and build long-term financial security. Habitat’s affordable, no-profit house payments free up money for food, child care, medicine and other necessities. And research has shown that decent housing improves health, increases children’s educational achievement and strengthens community ties.
While the vast majority of Americans feel stable and secure in their current situation, housing insecurity touches nearly half of adults at some point in their lives. A majority of Americans believe that it is challenging to find affordable quality housing in their communities and more than half of all adults say they have made at least one trade-off in order to cover their rent or mortgage. Such trade-offs may include taking second jobs, cutting back on health care and healthy food, and moving to less safe neighborhoods.
Families paying too high a percentage of their income for housing often find themselves making impossible choices. Rent or health care? Food or transportation?
Your assistance in helping to provide 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. Your assistance in placing a decent roof over their heads establishes home as a place that protects — instead of endangering — their health.
Your support means that these families have the strength, stability, and independence they need to create a better life for themselves and their families.