Safe, affordable housing is the bedrock of a family’s economic and social stability. Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis provides an opportunity for families living in substandard rental housing with the opportunity to help build and then purchase a home they can afford to maintain.
Did you know that half of renters in the St. Louis region are cost burdened? Too many people in our community spend a disproportionate amount of their income on rent, leaving little left over for child care, medical needs, and education. Statistics show that more than half of all St. Louis rental units are occupied by people who pay more than 30% of their income toward rent. Often they may live in overcrowded, unhealthy, often dangerous conditions. It’s no wonder that we receive over 5,000 calls a year from people interested in homeownership.
Habitat for Humanity is an often misunderstood organization. How is it funded? Who purchases the homes we build? How does it affect the community in which we all live? Click on some of the myths below to learn the truth about many common misconceptions about Habitat for Humanity.