Cost of Home Advocacy Campaign

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Families across the United States are paying too high a price to cover the cost of home. Rents and homeownership costs are skyrocketing, while wages are not keeping pace. Everyone should have enough money left over after paying rent or mortgage costs to cover life’s necessities.

What is the Cost of Home campaign?

Habitat Vail Valley, together with hundreds of Habitat organizations across the country, are participating in a national advocacy campaign aimed at improving home affordability for 10 million people in the U.S. over the next five years. The Cost of Home campaign will identify and improve policies and systems through coordinated advocacy efforts at the local, state and federal levels.

Without policy changes, families will continue to make difficult choices between housing and paying for food, bills, education, and other necessities.

What are our goals for the local campaign?

Habitat Vail Valley will increase the supply of affordable, for sale homes in Eagle County through the construction of 36 new homes by 2025. We will also advocate for policy and systems both at the state and local level that will improve home affordability and increased access to credit for our local workforce. Plus, we will focus our efforts on policy and partnerships that help to directly increase the supply of affordable housing in our community.

Why does advocacy matter?

Habitat for Humanity serves as a voice for people in need of decent housing by working to change laws and shape policies that affect access to housing.

Our advocacy approach is based on decades of on-the-ground experience and policy expertise. In our deep understanding of housing and its role in providing opportunities for families, we seek to reform laws in a non-confrontational, nonpartisan way. Just like building, advocating for smart policies and systems is a way to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

For More Info

To speak to Habitat Vail Valley about our local campaign, please contact Elyse Howard at elyse@habitatvailvalley.org or (970) 748-6718 ext. 121.

In the News

Vail Daily | June 10, 2019: Letter to the Editor: Finding Solutions to Vail Valley’s Housing Crunch
Real Vail | June 25, 2019: Habitat’s Legislative Build Day: Lawmakers Hammering Out Much More than Policy
Vail Daily | June 25, 2019: Local Lawmakers Donovan, Roberts to team with Habitat for Humanity for Build Day
Vail Daily | June 27, 2019: Lawmakers, Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley Volunteers Join Thousands for National Work Day

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