M'Lady Nissan is proud to support Habitat for Humanity projects in McHenry Country. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. They believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities, and we at M’Lady Nissan are happy to be a part of strengthening our community.
There are several way to get involved in helping in this great organization, and you do not need any construction experience to lend a helping hand. All you need is a willingness to help and eagerness to learn and the Habitat construction staff will guide you along the way. Every task that is needed of our volunteers’ plays a volatile role in building a home from beginning to completion. Roofing, painting, landscaping, siding and framing, hanging door and windows and cleaning volunteers all work together to make a families dream of owning a home reality.
Harvard University recently released a study entitled the 2019 State of the Nation’s Housing report. In this report, findings included several staggering issues regarding affordable housing. It is advised that no family should pay more than 30% of their income on housing, which can result in being ‘house poor’ and affect other areas of your financial health. Currently, over 31% of all households pay about 30% of their incomes, showing that too many people are paying too much of their income on housing. This is forcing low-income families to spend significantly less on healthcare, retirement savings, transportation and food. Recently, the rental market is targeting the high end of the market and most new single-family homes are larger and more expensive in the past – leaving less expensive starter homes harder to come by. The loss of low-cost rental homes has been exponential, shrinking by 4 million units since 2011, with nearly half of the remaining units being more than 50 years old. These rental homes are at risk for demolition or conversion, increasing the risk of displacement for the residents.
Want to join us at M’Lady in working with this great organization? Here are some ways you can help:
Ways to get involved other than construction also include home repairs, deconstruction, ReStore or Committee Members.
To view our upcoming volunteer events, we encourage you to join us by checking into https://habitatmchenry.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=436629. Our next opportunity is November 17 at 209 Greenwood Ave in Woodstock, IL. If you would like to get involved or have any questions, please contact Sara Davis, our Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected] or (815) 759-9002