Great Need for Affordable Housing in San Diego

San Diego has been recently ranked as the 12th least affordable market nationally.  According to a recent Sign On San Diego article, San Diego housing affordability up slightly in 3rd quarter, housing affordability is up from the previously ranked 10th least affordable market in the 2nd quarter of this year.   The article states that of those families earning the median income of $75,500, fifty one percent found the homes with a median housing price of $325,000 to be affordable.

This drop in the national ranking is improvement, however; there is still progress to be made. San Diego is still down from last year’s 19th spot in the least affordable ranking.  With all this need for affordable housing San Diego Habitat for Humanity has the answer!

SDHFH is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that offers families in need a hand up, not a handout. By building homes in partnership with families in need, SDHFH seeks to eliminate poverty housing and substandard living conditions in San Diego County, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. We invite people of all backgrounds, all faiths, or no faith, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need.

We offer families a “hand up” instead of a “hand out,” so we prefer not to call ourselves a “charity.” By selling the homes to the families instead of giving them away, Habitat fosters self-sufficiency and independence. In addition, Habitat homeowners are required to contribute 250-500 hours of “sweat equity” in the construction of their own or others’ homes. Donations to San Diego Habitat for Humanity are tax-deductible. To make a donation, please call 619-283-4663.

References:
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/nov/25/san-diego-housing-affordability-slightly-3rd-quart/

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