2020 HOUSING VISION: A Commonwealth whose every citizen has a safe, decent, energy-efficient, affordable place to live.
Kentucky Habitat for Humanity announced the launch of 2020 HOUSING VISION, a three-year, multi-partner, collaborative affordable housing initiative by HOUSING PROVIDERS WORKING TOGETHER to improve the lives of Kentuckians in need of which Help Build Hope is one of the founding partners.
The project was announced during a press conference and rally for affordable housing in the Kentucky State Capitol Rotunda February 5, 2018.
“2020 HOUSING VISION is a call to action for Kentuckians,” said 2020 HOUSING VISION Director, Mindy Shannon Phelps. “It’s a call for ADVOCACY, COMPASSION and CONSTRUCTION of affordable housing not just for some, but for all our neighbors in need.”
2020 HOUSING VISION was launched because THE NEED IS SO GREAT – one in four Kentucky families faces the threat of poverty housing. One quarter of the state's 4.4 million residents need help. U.S. Census data indicates more than a million people - nearly 1.2 million Kentuckians – do not have access to affordable housing.
For Kentucky’s children, the reality is especially dire. While one of every five children in the United States lacks adequate resources and lives in poverty, in Kentucky, it’s one in every four.
2020 HOUSING VISION was launched by Kentucky Habitat for Humanity in collaboration with dozens of affordable housing advocates - supporters and providers – who have joined together because they know there is greater STRENGTH IN NUMBERS.
“Kentucky Habitat for Humanity believes in the power of partnership,” said Kentucky Habitat Board President and 2020 HOUSING VISION Chairman Lyle S. Hanna. “No single housing provider can eliminate poverty housing. But working together, we can do more than has ever been accomplished before.”
2020 HOUSING VISION was launched in 2018 and will continue through 2020. The project partners hope to establish a sustainable MODEL OF COLLABORATIVE AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING development that can be implemented anywhere.