When you advocate on behalf of Habitat for Humanity, you join people in your own community and all over the world who support additional access to safe and affordable housing.

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.

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.

 

Opportunities to Engage

2019 Habitat Advocacy Day
Pierce Country residents are invited to join Habitat for Humanity for a day of meetings with state legislators and help advance the cause of affordable homeownership in our state. The 2019 Advocacy Day will kick off on Monday, January 28 with coffee, donuts and policy updates around 9:00 am. Attendees will then attend legislative meetings led by districts captains. If you’d like to attend, please contact us today for more details about the scheduled meetings with your district’s electeds.

Support Legislation
Habitat has legislation working its way thorough the State Legislature during this session that would provide Habitat for Humanity and other non-profit, self-help homeownership developers with a sales, use, and real estate excise tax exemption on the materials and 3rd party labor used in the construction of our homes. If passed, this would allow us (and others) to significantly increase our annual housing production. Bills are passed when the public provides their support and YOUR input is important. Review the bills HERE and HERE (they are the same bill), and use the two links below to provide your support for the bill. You will provide your name, address and, if you’d like, a comment as to why you support this bill.

Unlock the Door
Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity is proud to support Unlock the Door, a coalition working to create affordable and accessible homeownership opportunities in our state.

Share your story with the coalition and help educate our elected officials about how the housing crisis and lack of housing stock impacts our communities.

 

Stay tuned for more actionable opportunities.

In the meantime, visit our blog to learn about our recent advocacy work or read about Habitat for Humanity International’s advocacy work.