Why a Doorknob?
Did you know?
Cost of Living...
Based on statistics published by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, a full-time minimum wage worker must work 89 hours per week to afford a two-bedroom apartment in Pittsburgh. One in four households in Pennsylvania - renters and homeowners alike - are cost burdened, or spend more than 30% of their income on rent or mortgage.
Renters vs. Owners...
Homeowners invest in their neighborhoods and are more likely to be active in creating a healthy community, while renters' living situations are less permanent, requiring less of a commitment to the welfare of the community. Homeowners are 15% more likely to vote than renters in matters concerning the well-being of their community.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh seeks to strengthen communities by reducing the cost burden felt by low-income families, allowing them to become homeowners. Providing low-income families with a hand up, not a hand out, Habitat homes are sold at no profit and are financed with 0%-interest mortgages.
To learn more about how you can influence policy regarding fair housing and homelessness locally, nationally, and internationally, visit these sites:
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