Jeremiah 29, verses 5 and 7, is our call to action:

“Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce…Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you…Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.”

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Why we advocate

2016 Statewide Economic Impact Report
2017 Habitat Texas Legislative Agenda

Habitat Texas strives to both change the systems that lead to poverty housing and build communities where everyone can afford to live. To that end we work to educate policy makers and change public opinion about affordable housing.

Across Texas, the need for affordable housing far exceeds the resources to address the issue. According to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs’ (TDHCA) 2014 State Low Income Housing Plan, 47% of renter households and 27% of all homeowner households have a housing need due to lack of affordability of substandard conditions.

A total of 40.6 percent of all households are in the low-income range (0 to 80 percent of AMFI).

In order to further the Habitat for Humanity mission of eliminating poverty housing, Habitat affiliates must be able to identify and serve more families and do so in a responsible and sustainable manner. Habitat Texas’ role is to work with affiliates to identify areas of operation where economies of scale can be gained and to provide them the training, technical assistance and resources to serve more families.

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