RENT versus FOOD

Cost of Home Campaign Draws Attention to Crisis 

A safe home. Nutritious food. Health care. Access to good schools. Reliable transportation. Which would you choose?

Habitat Broward has joined over 220 affiliates across the country to launch a new national advocacy campaign to move affordable housing to the top of our local, state and national agendas. The Cost of Home campaign is aimed to improve home affordability for 10 million people in the U.S. over the next five years. We will be coordinating local efforts to ensure that hardworking families in Broward have a decent place to live.

One in six U.S. families is forced to make choices about rent VS food every day, often paying more than half of its income on rent or a mortgage. According to the Broward County Affordable Housing Needs Assessment of 2018, in Broward County the average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1,902 per month with more than 30 percent of renters spending more than half their income on rent. The stability that housing should bring continues to remain out of reach for many people.

That’s why we’re committed to mobilizing our partners, volunteers and community members to find solutions and help create policies that will increase access to affordable housing for Broward County residents as part of a new campaign: Cost of Home.

To learn more about what you can do email Marcia Berry-Smith, Director of Program Services and Advocacy.