Advocacy and Habitat for Humanity
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Advocacy is nothing new for Habitat for Humanity. Since our founding in 1976 we have partnered with local and national governments to work towards simple, decent and affordable housing around the world - including right here in the United States.
Habitat’s advocacy is based on decades of on-the-ground experience and policy expertise. Based on our deep understanding of housing and its role in building a strong foundation, we seek to reform laws in a non-confrontational, nonpartisan way, and always remaining committed to our Christian Identity.
Why Do We Advocate?
In short, because it works. For nearly four decades, Habitat for Humanity has been building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. We have served 6.8 million people and there is no question that our work has made an impact. But as powerful as that has been, one out of five people around the world are still in need of safe, healthy and affordable housing.
Much more than just a house, we whole heartedly believe that a decent place to live can remove barriers to opportunity, success and health that might have been part of a family’s life for years, if not generations.
How Can You Help?
Through advocacy, we can all exponentially increase access to decent, affordable housing. You can even take action for housing advocacy without leaving your house. For example, you can Sign our petitions letting lawmakers know you stand with families partnering with Habitat to build a better future.
Another way to get involved is by attending an advocacy event.
On Friday, July 28th, Indian River Habitat for Humanity will participate in the National Housing Week of Action. From 12:00pm - 2:00pm. We invite you to visit us at our offices in Vero Beach to fill out postcards and letters that we will send to our representatives, letting them know that we support funding of programs that are critical to Habitat’s mission and work. Join us for this open house style event. A pizza lunch will be served to all guests. RSVP by calling 772-562-9860, ext. 201 or email jphillips@ircHabitat.org.
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