The widening affordability gap has changed
the face of those in most need of
affordable housing across the United States
and, specifically, in Kentucky. The State of
the Nation’s Housing 2018, a recent report
from Harvard University’s Joint Center for
Housing Studies, found that while the
housing market has improved in many
areas, there is an increasing number of low and
moderate-income families who lack
access to affordable housing and
homeownership is becoming less
affordable. In higher-cost housing markets,
typically in urban areas, it makes living
close to work more difficult for our
Affordable housing is more important than
ever in building strong, viable
neighbors need options for finding
affordable places to live in our
communities. The face of affordable
housing has changed as moderate-income
members of the workforce struggle to find
housing that is affordable and in close
proximity to their jobs. If a community
cannot support its workforce, there will be
shortages of workers and issues with
keeping skilled labor, which places
economic strains on that community.
Support Affordable Housing
How can we collaborate to break barriers so everyone can have a safe, quality
home they can afford?
How can we work together to approach housing needs holistically and
connect housing solutions with jobs, education, transportation,
services, and other resources to help our Kentucky families and
communities be more successful?
Calls to action:
- Be a good neighbor.
- Support affordable housing in your community.
- Partner with others in your community to create holistic
housing solutions that will strengthen and sustain both
families and communities.
- Join the campaign on social media:
#SimplyHome and #FacesOfAffordableHousing.
- Edwin King
Executive Director and CEO
- Amy Smith
Deputy Executive Director, Business Services
- Charla Jackson Peter
Managing Director, Communications and Marketing Services
(Project owner, curator, designer)
- Nathan Hall
Account Coordinator and Graphic Designer
(Graphics and design assistance)
- Sara Nesselrode
Account Coordinator and Photographer
(Photography and design assistance)