for Fox Cities Habitat for Humanity

At Habitat, we are engaging our lawmakers to protect funding for the affordable housing programs that support Habitat – but we need your help! Please contact your representatives to support the programs that support Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity here: @buildlouder


Habitat for Humanity defines advocacy as, “changing policies and systems to eliminate barriers to adequate, affordable housing in order to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live.”

In other words, while not visible like homes themselves, laws, regulations and rules about land and building are a major part of housing. Smart policies and systems can promote access to decent housing, while uninformed policies and systems may create unnecessary barriers, making it harder than it needs to be to find land for construction, build the home itself, or be able to afford a place to live. 

Habitat’s advocacy is based on decades of on-the-ground experience and policy expertise. Based on our deep understanding of housing and its role in ending poverty, we seek to reform laws in a non-confrontational, nonpartisan way. Just like building, advocating for smart policies and systems is a way to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live.