A Message From Our CEO
Framing the Future
As the median home price soars past $550,000 in Austin, many in our region are unable to purchase a home or even secure safe, decent, and affordable rental options. More and more, families simply cannot realize the benefits of homeownership that many of us take for granted, including financial stability and a safe, secure and healthy environment. They will also miss out on the opportunity for improved educational outcomes that homeownership provides.
We can do better. Austin Habitat for Humanity remains steadfast in our commitment to creating the framework for generational change by providing affordable homeownership opportunities for as many families as possible throughout our region. However, without your support, we cannot fulfill our mission to deliver the keys to the American Dream to these cost-burdened families.
Our strategy to deliver on the enormous need for more affordable housing is built around three pillars:
1. Build more affordable homes by adapting Austin Habitat housing types to meet the needs and constraints of the marketplace. For example, multifamily condominiums are being planned along with single-family homes to address increased land costs in our urban core.
2. Partner with builders and developers to deliver additional affordable homeownership opportunities for hundreds of families in our pipeline.
3. Advocate at the federal, state, and local levels for better housing policies that allow more homes to be built at a grander scale to impact the lives of thousands of families.
Some of our housing strategies have changed, but our commitment to this community is stronger than ever. Your partnership and support are essential in opening the door to a better life for those struggling to provide a safe, decent home for their families. So join us in building a solid foundation of hope and opportunity for our hardworking Habitat homeowners.
Together we can Frame the Future for more Central Texas families in 2022.