Over 52% of Alamance County residents have unaffordable housing. Families who pay more than 30 percent of their income for housing have “unaffordable housing”. (Budget & Tax Center, 2015)
Burlington City, NC poverty rate: 20.5%; Alamance County is 18.5%; The National average is 14% (census.gov).
Over 17,000 households in Alamance County make less than $25,000 annually. (habitatalamance.org)
A 2013 U.S. Census’s survey shows that, at 18.3%, Alamance County has a higher percentage of people living below the poverty level than the state of North Carolina, at17.5% (Alamance County Community Assessment).
23% of the population of Alamance County has an income less than 125% of the poverty level, and 48% of renters were unable to afford the fair market rent for a 2-bedroom housing unit in Alamance County (Alamance County Community Assessment).
318,963 foreclosures occurred in North Carolina between 2005 and 2010 (North Carolina Housing Coalition).
In 2017, over 1/3 of American households paid more than 30 percent of their income on housing, and the problem grows worse every year (National Multifamily Housing Council).
$20.30 per hour: hourly wage needed to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment at Fair Market Rent in the U.S. (more than 2.5 times the federal minimum wage) (National Low Income Housing Coalition).
330 million urban households around the world today lack decent housing or are so financially stretched due to the cost of housing that they forgo other basic needs (Habitat for Humanity).
Habitat for Humanity International has built/repaired more than 600,000 houses since being founded over 40 years ago, and helped more than 3 million people gain affordable housing. Our affiliate, Habitat for Humanity of Alamance County has built over 150 houses since being founded over 30 years ago (habitatalamance.org).