The need for affordable housing never has been more urgent. More than 1.6 billion people worldwide lack safe, durable shelter they can afford. In Springfield, over 25% of our community live in poverty conditions and many urgently need the stability and hope that decent housing and equitable access can help foster.
These are the realities behind the development of Habitat for Humanity of Springfield MO’s new strategic plan. We must do more. We must do it faster. We must do it with more impact. And, we must work with others across our community to expand the reach and depth of our efforts to reduce substandard housing and poverty.
Our methods must always be growing and improving in order to drive us closer to the day when everyone has a safe and affordable place to live.