A Commonwealth whose every man, woman, and child has a safe, decent, energy-efficient, affordable place to live.

Advocacy means supporting and promoting a cause you believe in.

At Kentucky Habitat for Humanity, we advocate to change policies and systems so that we can eliminate barriers to adequate, affordable housing. Our vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Building is part of the solution, but the less visible aspects of housing like laws, regulations, systems and rules about land and the built environment are critical components, too. Sustainable and inclusive policies and systems can promote access to decent housing, while others can create barriers. And those barriers make it harder to find land for construction, build a home or be able to afford a place to live.

Kentucky Habitat's approach to advocacy is based on decades of on-the-ground experience and policy expertise. From our deep understanding of housing and its central role in providing opportunities for families, we work to reform laws and programs in a non-confrontational, nonpartisan way.

Kentucky Habitat helps families build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

But it’s not enough. In addition to lifting our hammers, we must also lift our voices in support of adequate shelter. Advocating for sustainable and inclusive policies and systems that promote access to decent housing is critical to achieving our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

How you can advocate for Habitat

Kentucky Habitat for Humanity works with many community partners across the state, including, but not limited to, FAHE, Kentucky Housing Corporation, Affordable Housing Program of Lexington, CrossRoads Missions, Winterwood Property Management, Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky, CSRA, Community Ventures, Next Step Affordable Housing, New Directions Housing Corporation, and our Habitat affiliates statewide. If you would like to learn more about advocating for Kentucky Habitat, please contact Mary Shearer, Executive Director, at [email protected].