Advocacy

Did You Know?

  • That the 2018 federal budget outline recommends eliminating the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), a program that Durham Habitat relies heavily on for financial support?
  • That the state of North Carolina's investment in the Housing Trust Fund (HTF) has decreased nearly 68% over the last 10 years - from $21 million in FY07 to a low-water marker of $6.8 million in FY15?
  • That the 2018 federal budget outline recommends eliminating funding for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program, a program that helped build over 220 Habitat affiliate homes in North Carolina last year. 

Check out these helpful Advocacy Resources from HFHI


Help us Fight for Federal Funds

Your voice is critical right now. Please express your strong support for maintaining funding sources for affordable housing solutions to your Senators and Congressional Members.




Help us advocate for affordable housing solutions in Durham


Why Habitat?

Despite Durham’s prosperity, many of our neighbors struggle to find safe, comfortable, and affordable housing. Durham has over 2,500 homeless residents, and one in five of our neighbors lives in poverty. A little more than 36 percent of Durham’s occupied housing units have housing problems, meaning that 35,000 Durham renters and homeowners have difficulty.

Their housing problems include:

  • Substandard conditions, going without adequate facilities or living in dilapidated homes
  • Struggling with overcrowding, sleeping more than one person per room
  • Being cost burdened, paying more than 30 percent of their income on housing

Habitat for Humanity of Durham refuses to accept this. We believe that it is our responsibility to eliminate substandard housing in Durham and help foster thriving communities. We envision a Durham where decent, affordable, and sustainable housing is available to all.

Habitat Success Stories

Pearlie's home was so damaged that neighbors thought it was abandoned. Habitat partnered with the City of Durham to replace Pearlie's roof, a damaged wall, and exterior siding. Pearlie said, "It lifts my spirits. Habitat volunteers are beautiful people."

Pearlie