Advocacy

Born on Koinonia Farm in Americus, Georgia, Habitat for Humanity is rooted in the tradition of radical inclusivity. From the beginning, our mission has been to put God’s love into action to build homes, community, and hope. Our vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity by itself cannot build enough houses to eliminate poverty housing. That is why our ministry works every day to create an environment where humility, open communication, and listening are our standard. A safe place where all people of all races, all faiths, and all backgrounds can come together in common cause. Everyone needs a decent place to live, and everyone can make a difference if we come together. Help us build the world we wish to see by advocating for our #belovedcommunity and the #costofhome.

Cost of Home Campaign

Through our five-year Cost of Home campaign, we commit to mobilizing our local Habitat organizations, our partners, our volunteers and community members across the country to find the solutions and help create the policies that will allow 10 million individuals to meet their most basic needs. At Habitat for Humanity, we know that a family should never have to spend more than 30% of their income on a home. Join us, and help make the cost of home something we can all afford.

Beloved Community

We must create what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called “the beloved community” — a community that includes diversity and allows for tension undergirded by love and leading to transformation. To do so, we must truly love our neighbors as we love ourselves. We must change. And we must commit to tangible action. We pledge to help build a world that leaves no room for poverty, prejudice or violence, and to work together with our neighbors, side by side, to create strength, stability and self-reliance for all.

This will never be a world of equality, of fairness or of human decency that leaves no room for poverty, prejudice or violence, unless we build it.

How to Advocate:

  1. Continue to volunteer for and donate to Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity.
  2. Educate yourself and others. Understand that the affordable housing crisis is about more than just houses; it’s about building stronger communities.
  3. Stay informed on housing issues locally, statewide and nationally and Take Action.
  4. Call and write your elected officials and let them know that this crisis must end.

Take the pledge.

#Belovedcommunity

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