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Our country is in crisis. Record breaking numbers of families cannot afford a decent place to call home. Many American households are just a paycheck away from houselessness.
The film and impact campaign #raisetheroof are an urgent call to action to create more equitable housing solutions for every community, and every family, in America and beyond.
On this page, you’ll find inspiring resources, opportunities to support local affordable housing & homeless advocacy organizations, and ways to get involved in the movement to enshrine housing as a human right.
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AS A HUMAN RIGHT
When families have stable, safe and accessible homes that they can afford, they are better able to maintain employment, perform better in school, and achieve improved health and well-being.
However, decades of federal and local disinvestment in affordable housing production, coupled with rising costs that have outmatched wage growth, have contributed to an acute affordability crisis.
- 75% of all extremely low-income families are severely cost-burdened, paying more than half their income on rent.
- 500,000+ people are experiencing homelessness on any given night in America.
How Much Do You Need?
Right now, there is no state or county where a renter working full-time at minimum wage can afford a two-bedroom apartment.
Check out the map by the National Low Income Housing Coalition to see how much you need to earn to afford a two bedroom rental home in your city or state.
The Affordable Housing Gap
Nationally, there is a shortage of more than 7 million affordable homes for our nation's 11 million plus extremely low income families.
Find out what affordable rental housing is like in your state.
HELP of Ojai
HELP of Ojai is a vital resource for residents of the Ojai Valley. They are the only full time, basic needs provider in the area, equipped to assist clients when they are at their most vulnerable and unable to travel elsewhere for help.
Ojai Valley Family Center
Your support and contributions enable Ojai Valley Family Center to continue serving the less fortunate in the Ojai Valley area.
National Low Income Housing Coalition
The National Low Income Housing Coalition is dedicated to achieving racially and socially equitable public policy that ensures people with the lowest incomes have quality homes that are accessible and affordable in communities of their choice.
Help House Native Communities
The Homeward Bound Temporary Living facility provides the region’s first homeless shelter targeted to American Indians.
This 50-bed, 24-hour, emergency shelter developed by AICDC and run by Mukwa Dodem offers culturally sensitive services by Natives to Natives.