Cheboygan Housing Conversation 2021
Cost of Homes Advocacy Campaign
Families across the United States pay too much for their home. Rent and homeownership costs are skyrocketing, while wages are not keeping pace. Everywhere you look – cities, suburbs, rural areas – the stability that home brings remains out of reach for too many families. Families should never have to spend more than 30% of their income on a home. Unfortunately, over 18 million households pay half or more of their income on a place to live. That means 1 in 6 families are denied the personal and economic stability that safe, decent and affordable housing provides. They are forced to make extremely difficult choices between having safe homes and having nutritious food on the table — or proper health care, access to good schools, reliable transportation, etc.
HFHI Cost of Homes Overview