Lack of affordable housing has led to High Rent Burdens, Overcrowding and Substandard Living Conditions

The Need is Great

In the United States, 48.5 million people are living in poverty; that's 14.5% of the total population.

On a Global Scale

Worldwide, some 827.6 million people live in urban slums.  It is estimated that by 2020, that number will increase to a staggering 1 billion.

Opportunities are Limited

In South Carolina, 28% of the renting population spends more than half of their household income on rent and utilities

Let them work, let them live

A single wage earner in South Carolina would need to work 79 hours a week for 52 weeks a year to afford a two bedroom apartment at Fair Market Rent.

A Vicious Cycle

Children of impoverished circumstances have lower educational attainment and greater risk of unemployment

Uncertain Future

31.9% of children under six in South Carolina are in poverty.  Children are especially vulnerable to a range of material deprivations and risks to heath, cognitive and emotional development.

In South Carolina…

Poverty Rate 19% (9th Highest in Nation)
Children of Single Parents in Poverty 44%
Low Income Families that work 38%
Low Wage Jobs 33%

In the state of South Carolina, Children in poverty are 3x more likely to have moderate to severe health problems

Vision: A world where everyone has a decent place to live

Nails Hammered

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Housing is More than just a Roof:

  • It is stability for families and children
  • Sense of dignity and pride
  • Health, physical safety and security
  • It is an increase of educational and job prospects

Stronger Families, Stronger Communities

Investment in affordable housing increases:

  • Long-term employment opportunities and spending in the local economy
  • Fiscal benefits for localities from the development and rehabilitation of affordable housing
  • Appreciating values in blighted areas, creating a more robust tax-base
Homeowner Brittani

“”There’s nothing like having a place to call your own. The Habitat program has changed our lives for the better. Hard work and dedication  pays off.” Brittani (Closed 2014)

“We are living our dream as new homeowners and our souls and spirits have been blossoming ever since the dedication our home.” Marva (Closed 2014)

“Thank you to Habitat for Humanity for working with us to have a better life.”  Armando  (Build scheduled for 2015)

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world”

-Mahatma Gandhi




Many Paths, One Mission

Habitat for Humanity is only the hammer; we need the community to drive the nails.  Getting involved is easy and there

is something here for everyone to take part in building homes, communities and hope.

We couldn't do it without you!

Sponsors make our world go round!
Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities for businesses, churches, and other organizations to support affordable housing projects in the Midlands. Our sponsors are true partners as we work together to ensure that all people have decent, affordable housing.

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