In Whatcom County, more and more families are finding themselves struggling to afford decent housing for their families. Caught in the punishing cycles of unpredictable housing availability, rent increases, changing employment, overcrowded conditions, or the lack of access to affordable housing financing, many families live with constant fear, stress, and uncertainty. Often these families must work multiple jobs and long hours, separating parents from children.
Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County knows from experience that creating safe, decent, and affordable housing plays a crucial role in helping families create new pathways to progress and possibility. Affordable homeownership frees families from fear, and fosters the confidence and skills they need to invest in themselves and their communities. The outcomes we see every day are real, long-lasting, and life-changing.
With a little help, Habitat homeowners are able to achieve strength and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves and their families. Habitat homeowners quickly overcome barriers on their own, the barriers that stand between their families and better, healthier, and more financially stable lives.
Decent, stable, affordable shelter provides the solid foundation for our community to thrive and grow. Every Habitat homes changes lives, and changes our community.