President Trump has proposed a new $ 1.1 trillion White House budget, which included a proposed $6 billion reduction in funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). If enacted, this $6 billion reduction in HUD funding would impact millions nation-wide, including families here in South Hampton Roads. Under this proposed budget, it would be nearly impossible for families to obtain affordable housing; meaning families could be forced to spend more on housing at the expense of food, healthcare, and other basic necessities.
HUD funded programs including Home Investment Partnership (HOME), and Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP), and Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) funds 75% of all Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads home building costs. Millions of dollars have come in over the last few years that will be lost if this proposed budget is ratified!
Since our founding in 1988, Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads has afforded more than 200 families the opportunity to become homeowners, has provided critical home repairs to low-income homeowners with the Repair Corps and A Brush with Kindness programs, and given financial training to thousands of people in the South Hampton Roads community.
We need your help to continue our mission of building affordable homes that strengthen families and communities in the South Hampton Roads area. Get involved by: