Habitat Philadelphia is holding their first ever Habitat Day Of Giving on Monday October 3rd, with the goal or raising $100,000 in 24 hours, to assist in the building and repairing of the next 1,000 homes in Philadelphia.
The organization will scale its programs to work alongside twice as many Philadelphia families.
In the Philly area, those making $100,000 or more can afford to buy at least 60% of houses. Only 20% of Black and Hispanic households earn that much.
The NBC10 Investigators revealed failures in Philadelphia’s affordable housing programs. But Habitat for Humanity is showing how to effectively get low-income people into good homes.
NBC10’s Lucy Bustamante speaks to Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia CEO Corinne O’Connell about how the “We Build Together” campaign is helping get more families into homes.
The affordability crisis hits renters harder than owners. Philadelphia Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) estimates the city needs about 70,000 affordable rental units to meet demand.