More than 11 million Americans now pay more than half of their monthly income for rent. This rate has increased more than 30% over the last five years, which is also a record high.
Over 46 million people live in poverty in the United States. This number has increased 38% over the last 13 years – the highest rate in almost 60 years.
Data is sourced from:
National Low-income Housing Coalition, March 2020
Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies tabulations of US Census Bureau, 2006–2019
There is not a single county in the United States that can fill 100% of its low-income population’s need for safe, affordable housing.
Poor housing and poor health are tied together, especially with children. When families and the homeless have to comprise on housing, their health declines.
Health conditions worsen, including the severity of asthma and allergies tied to poor housing conditions, pests, and lead exposure, as well as increased accidents from exposed wiring and other needed repairs. Inadequate housing also adversely affects student learning and successful completion of high school and/or higher education.
AHPC is working to create a truly accessible not-for-profit (NPO) structure. The truth is that we don’t just need large donations. We are building, refurbishing and restoring homes every day and we need doorknobs, we need mailboxes, we need all of the little things that make up a home.
You can help us solve the housing crisis in your own way.
Do you or one of your family members need assistance and support in finding affordable housing?