From a recent letter to the Habitat volunteer community:
“(COLUMBIA, SC) May 6, 2020 —Long before COVID-19 arrived in the U.S., more than 18 million households in the U.S. were spending more than half their income on housing – leaving little or no margin for lost income or unexpected health care costs. Now, with more than 400,000 South Carolinians newly out of work, and rent and mortgage payments stubbornly still due, the housing affordability challenges have been magnified.
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-Submitted by Sheilagh Carlisle, Director of Development, Sea Island Habitat for Humanity