Building Hope… Building Homes 2005. 200502449. There is a need for affordable housing. Two billion people worldwide live in poverty. One billion people worldwide live in urban slums. This is expected to double by 2030.
Two billion people worldwide live in poverty.
One billion people worldwide live in urban slums. This is expected to double by 2030.
5.1 million American families have “worst-case” housing needs.
Source: Habitat for Humanity International
“Worst Case” housing needs means that families are faced with one or more of the following:1. They are forced to pay more than half their income for housing, 2. They endure overcrowded living conditions, and/or 3. Their homes have severe physical deficiencies.
More than half of U.S. households with children face a major housing problem.The number of families in poverty is growing, while the number of affordable rental units is shrinking.Most families who qualify for government housing assistance aren’t receiving any aid.Source: Habitat for Humanity International
Since 1991, Thrivent Financial and Habitat have
Modestly sized homes,
make it possible for low-income people around the world to purchase a home