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Why Habitat is Needed in Chicagoland
In Illinois, one in seven households spend more than half of their income on housing.
330,000 individuals in the Chicago are severely burdened by housing costs, live in inadequate housing, or both.
Housing costs account for more than half the monthly gross income for 24% of working households in our region.
Housing is More than Just a Roof Over Somebody’s Head
Decent affordable housing provides stability for families and children.
Owning a home provides a family with a sense of dignity and pride.
Homeowners enjoy better health, physical safety, and security.
Families in homes tend to have increased educational and job prospects.
Good Housing Contributes Greatly to Thriving Communities
Housing is a catalyst for civic involvement and a stimulus for community-based organizations.
Safe homes and neighborhoods help to build social stability and security.
Housing in the Chicagoland Area Must be a Priority
The percentage of people in the Chicagoland area without access to decent, affordable housing is on the rise.
Increasing and rehabbing the housing supply across Chicagoland is essential.