After much reflection, we have decided to move our 2020 Home Matters Breakfast virtually instead of hosting a physical event. The economic repercussions of this unprecedented event are still unknown, and public health crises like these have an outsized effect on our most vulnerable populations. This is an uncertain time for everyone and we are continually thankful for our partners as we face this new challenge together as a community.
While millions of us shelter at home, we’re thinking of those without a home to count on. A crisis like this reminds us all too well how vital it is to have a decent, safe, and affordable place to live.
Now is the time to support families in overcrowded and substandard housing. Now is the call to build for our neighbors who cannot afford to miss a paycheck or lose childcare. To build for those whose health depends on safe housing. To build for those who work in the path of the virus. To build for those with no home in which to shelter.
The Path Home
To learn more about what the Habitat homeowner process looks like, please watch the video of Andrey and her daughter Jaliyah. The video highlights the beginning when Andrey was accepted into the program to purchase her own home, what it looks like building on site, and the end results of home ownership.