Habitat for Humanity: The Mission

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Affordable housing is housing deemed affordable to those with a medium household income.

Families who pay more than 30 percent of their income for housing are considered cost burdened and may have difficulty affording necessities such as food, clothing, transportation and medical care. An estimated 12 million renter and homeowner households now pay more than 50 percent of their annual incomes for housing. A family with one full-time worker earning the minimum wage cannot afford the local fair-market rent for a two-bedroom apartment anywhere in the United States.

At Habitat for Humanity, we seek to eliminate this cycle of poverty by providing affordable housing to hardworking Athens area families. Help us help others by thrifting at our ReStores, volunteering, and donating to our cause. #bethechange #volunteer #affordablehousing