Habitat for Humanity serves as a voice for community members in need of affordable housing by working to shape policies and budgets to support housing access.
In our deep understanding of housing and its role in providing opportunities for individuals and families, we seek to reform and update policy 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.
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.
Advocacy in Action
We regularly update the Tacoma Habitat blog with news about our advocacy work. Please visit us there to learn about our recent work.
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Cost of Home
Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity is a proud partner of Habitat for Humanity International’s #CostOfHome campaign. Through the campaign, we work alongside hundreds of Habitat for Humanity organizations, partners, volunteers and community members to help ensure that the cost of home is something everyone can afford.
Pierce County has a shortfall of more than 3,000 affordable housing units right now. Nearly half the households in our community are cost-burdened, and one in five seniors are severely cost-burdened. This means your neighbors may not be able to afford both a roof overhead and groceries on the table.
We know that through #CostOfHome, we are uniquely positioned to have an even greater impact as the nation rebuilds from the pandemic, and we invite you to join the campaign’s advocacy opportunities. With the strength of our network, together we can help make the #CostOfHome something we all can afford.