Habitat for Humanity of Michigan meets with Legislators to promote affordable housing

Updated: May. 21, 2021 at 10:17 AM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Today, Legislators connected with their local Habitat for Humanity office, for the Habitat for Humanity of Michigan’s Legislators Building Hope advocacy event.

This event helps local nonprofit leaders connect with their representatives to speak about their work within the districts to help low-income individuals and families secure safe, healthy, and affordable housing.

“We work to educate Legislators on the impacts policies can have on the families that come to Habitat for help securing stable, affordable housing. As a bipartisan organization, we have a unique position to join forces across the political aisle to ensure everyone has access to the tools they need to meet their homeownership goals,” said Sandy Pearson, President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Michigan.

Seventeen Habitat for Humanity affiliates were present to meet with Legislators to discuss the challenges and opportunities that have been brought about or made worse due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition, they celebrated the efforts of local volunteers and homeowner partners who have dedicated their time to supporting Habitat for Humanity during this particularly challenging time.

“Lake Trust is proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity on this important event to facilitate education and dialogue with lawmakers around access to affordable housing. Lake Trust is an engine of financial and community wellbeing, helping individuals asset build through homeownership,” said Rebecca O’Connell, Government Affairs Manager of Lake Trust Credit Union.

To learn more about Habitat for Humanity of Michigan, our network of affiliates, and our programs, please visit www.habitatmichigan.org.

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