Our Families Are Essential

by Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity

Many of the families in our current pipeline represent the front-line workers who are fulfilling essential duties during this crisis. These are the individuals bagging groceries, delivering packages, preparing food and working in hospitals. The uncertainty that so many of us feel today, these families have felt for a lifetime — if not generations.

The need doesn’t go away just because the economy has stalled. In fact, the need is growing.

  • Over 500,000 Americans are homeless. 
  • Forty percent of renters are considered cost-burdened.
  • Nearly 6 million Americans live in substandard housing.
  • In an estimated 12 million of these households, at least one contributing member works in an at-risk industry.

Healthcare workers, grocery store clerks, Atlanta airport workers, MARTA employees, and postal workers are just a few professions held by Southern Crescent Habitat partner families. They are on the frontlines for us and thanks to you we can ensure that they have a decent place to call home!

Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity has launched the “Our Families are Essential” campaign to ensure that we are able to continue — and accelerate — our work in Clayton, Fayette, and Henry counties. As the economic shocks from this crisis ripple out, the need for affordable, safe and healthy housing is more apparent than ever. 

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