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1 in 5 New York Households spend more than half of their income on Housing.

What is Advocacy

When you advocate with Habitat for Humanity, you’re helping to change systems and policies in the U.S., and you’re working alongside people in your community and across the nation who care passionately about creating affordable homes and stronger communities. In places where smart rules and regulations about land and building are established, there is more access to safe, affordable housing. Habitat has been committed to ensuring families have access to affordable homes for decades. We recognize that we must continually work to create an enabling policy environment in order to realize our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

The Problem

We understand the struggle, stress and pain of far too many families in our communities. And we know that those with the fewest resources are forced to make the hardest choices. Everyone deserves to build the foundation for a strong, healthy future for themselves and their families — no matter where they live or how much money they earn. Every family deserves the chance to thrive.

This is unacceptable.

It’s up to all of us—together—to help make the cost of home something we all can afford.

Affordable homes are built with ballots every bit as much as they are built with beams and drywall! And just like building, advocating for smart policies and systems is a way to create a world where everyone can afford a decent place to live. Today, nearly 19 million households in the U.S. are paying half or more of their income on housing. Over the next five years, we commit to mobilizing individuals across the country to find the solutions and help create the policies at the local, state and federal levels that will improve home affordability for 10 million people. And we know we can’t do this alone.

Your voice has influence. By sharing your support of the need for home affordability to policymakers at all levels of government, you are helping us make the #CostOfHome something we all can afford.

Donate Now

Your donation creates opportunities for your neighbors to build stronger futures for themselves and their families here in our downtown neighborhoods. Your gift can help local families remove barriers to healthy, successful lives.

Contact a Representative

Your voice has influence. By sharing your support of the need for home affordability to policymakers at all levels of government, you are helping us make the #CostOfHome something we all can afford.

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US Representatives

US Senator Charles Schumer

322 Hart Senate Building
Washington, DC 20510
Ph: (202) 224-6524

 

Buffalo Office:
130 South Elmwood Ave #660 Buffalo, NY 14202
Ph: (716) 846-4111
Fax: (716) 846-4113
Email: senator@schumer.senate.gov

US Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand

478 Russell
Washington, DC 20510
Ph: (202) 224-4451

NYS Senator George M.Borrello
(57th District)

Westgate Plaza
700 West State Street Olean, NY 14760
Ph: (716) 372-4901

 

Albany Office:
Legislative Office Building
188 State Street, Room 706
Albany, NY 12247
Ph: (518) 455-3563

 

Jamestown Satellite Office:
Fenton Building
2-6 East Second Street, Suite 302
Jamestown, NY 14701
Ph: (518) 664-4603
Email: borello@nysentate.gov

US Representative Tom Reed
(23rd District)

Fenton Building
2 East Second Street, Suite 208
Jamestown, NY 14701
Ph: (716) 708-6369
Ph: (202) 225-3161
Email: reed.house.gov (click on “contact”)

NYS Assembyman Andrew Goodell
(150th District)

2 East Second Street, Suite 320
Jamestown, NY 14701
Ph: (716) 664-7773

 

Albany Office:
LOB 446
Albany, NY 12248
Ph: (518) 455-4511
Email: goodella@nyassembly.gov

NYS Assembyman Joseph Giglio
(149th District)

700 West State Street
Olean, NY 14760
Ph: (716) 373-7103

 

Albany Office:
LOB 525
Albany, NY 12248
Ph: (518) 455-5241
Email: giglioj@nyassembly.gov

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