Hometown Habitat News

Calling for affordable housing

February 21, 2024 Courtesy of The Triangle Sun. Written by Lacie Himes, Development Director, Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter, Florida 

On Feb. 7, Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter joined forces with more than 400 representatives from Habitat’s across the Nation to champion affordable housing on Capitol Hill. 

Nationwide, housing costs are skyrocketing as more families lack access to a safe, affordable, and decent place to call home. Here in Florida, 1 in 6 households pay half or more of their income on housing. We called on Florida congressional members to act on the affordable housing crisis.

Habitat Lake-Sumter met with Rep. Daniel Webster, Rep. Mike Waltz, Rep. Kat Cammack, Sen. Rick Scott and Sen. Marco Rubio to urge action and prioritization of policies that will increase the number of affordable homes, especially for homeownership. 

To read the full story from the Triangle Sun, click here.