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Within Cook County, over half of all renters spend more than 30% of their income on housing each month, putting them over the threshold at which they are considered rent-burdened. So, what happens when a housing market that’s already on shaky ground gets hit with a pandemic?
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 began earlier this year, it’s been hard to go a day without thinking about health. When one thinks about maintaining their health in these times, we generally think of diet, exercise, and social distancing. However, these factors do not paint the full picture.
At the peak of US lockdowns, a staggering 94% of Americans were impacted by stay-at-home orders used to stem the outbreak of COVID-19. But what happens when happens when the place people are sheltering in is also taking its own toll on their health?
Housing is a foundation for our lives; when we build from a place of stability and affordability, we see other areas of our lives prosper. However, the United States has long struggled with a housing crisis characterized by unaffordable housing costs and inadequate housing conditions.
The President of our Board of Directors has graciously pledged to MATCH all gifts made TODAY in honor of #GivingTuesdayNow, up to $5,000. This means your generosity today will go 2X as far!
Here at Habitat Chicago, we share everyone’s concern about keeping our families and neighbors safe. Following guidance and directives from our local, state, and national leaders, we are doing our part to prevent the spread of the virus.