Why We Advocate

Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity is committed to promoting affordable housing opportunities for all. While our program has a profound impact in partnering with families, the need for affordable housing is much bigger than we can solve with our programs alone.

In Indiana, the average hourly wage necessary to afford a two‐bedroom FMR unit is $14.03; more than half of Hoosier renters (52%) cannot afford the fair market rate, according to an Indiana 211 Partnership Community Report.

We urge Indiana’s elected leaders to support policies that prioritize the housing needs of low-income families. We advocate for changing systems, attitudes, policies and institutional behaviors that help prevent future poverty housing.