Global & National Housing Crisis
Get involved today in support of affordable housing to change lives, transform communities, and give hope to families in need of a hand-up.
The Housing Crisis
As the global and national housing crisis becomes even more pervasive, Habitat for Humanity's (Habitat's) resolve to reach more people in need of a decent place to live grows stronger every year. Many of the people who need affordable housing are people you see every day – your child's teacher or childcare worker, the clerk employed at the local store, the woman in the wheelchair or the elderly man on the bus, a police officer, janitor, office worker or waiter.
When people spend more than 30% of their income on housing costs, they have little money left to cover other basic needs, such as:
- Health care
Our country continues to suffer from a lack of housing that is affordable even for middle-class families. Workers face long commutes between housing they can afford and their place of employment. The high cost of housing leaves families with little income to spend on other necessities. The National Low-Income Housing Coalition reports that high housing costs have pushed homeownership out of reach for many households. As home prices rise, a growing number of families can only afford to live in overcrowded and substandard housing.
Habitat for Humanity's Impact
Habitat for Humanity invests in ending generational poverty through providing affordable homeownership opportunities. Habitat for Humanity partners with hardworking, limited-income families that invest 500 hours of "sweat equity" to build their homes with other Habitat families and dedicated Habitat volunteers.
You can help! It all begins with putting love and faith into action. Through the support of volunteers and donors, Habitat for Humanity has served over 1 million hardworking limited-income families.
Help us complete our 200th home. Donating transforms the lives of hardworking families and provides a stable foundation for future generations to grow and thrive.
Donate to Habitat for Humanity of Orange County today and give a hand-up to hardworking families!
Ways to Give
Habitat OC invites you to volunteer or donate. You can give back by:
- Giving a monetary donation to Habitat for Humanity of Orange County
- Making a materials donation to your local Habitat ReStore - The Home Improvement Store That Builds Homes
- Volunteering at one of your local home building sites or Habitat ReStore locations
If you prefer sending a check, please print and complete our Donation Form.