Cost of Home
In July 2020, Denver set an alarming record: for the first time, the average cost of a single-family home topped a staggering $600,000. It was the latest in a series of market trends highlighting how dire the housing crisis has become within our community.
Across metro Denver, families are having to choose between paying rent or putting food on their tables. They’re facing evictions at startling rates. And for too many, the concept of homeownership is unachievable.
This is unacceptable.
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver is committed to finding solutions to this housing affordability crisis through Habitat's Cost of Home national advocacy campaign.
Alongside our more than 1,200 national affiliates, Habitat Metro Denver will engage housing advocates; Habitat homeowners, volunteers and supporters; and federal, state and local policymakers to advance access to safe, decent and affordable homes through this first U.S. advocacy campaign.
Over the next five years, we commit to mobilizing our local Habitat organizations, our partners, our volunteers and community members across the country to find the solutions and help create the policies that will allow 10 million individuals to meet their most basic needs.
Advocates in Action
J. Ronald Terwilliger—former national managing partner of Trammell Crow Residential—shares why he passionately advocates for housing affordability solutions during Habitat for Humanity's 2019 national affiliate conference.