Our Call to Action
We are in a national housing crisis.
Over 37 million households across the U.S. are cost-burdened (with over 30% of their incomes spent on housing alone). A renter with a 40-hour work week earning minimum wage can afford a typical 2-bedroom apartment in exactly ZERO counties nationwide. The demand for affordable housing is far outpacing supply. Many families will inevitably be displaced from their homes.
Such housing instability leads to detrimental effects on educational attainment and increasing healthcare concerns, including frequent hospitalizations and debilitating mental illness. Household economic outcomes are also limited without access to stable and affordable housing.
Spira believes that housing stability is a perquisite for the underprivileged population to break free from the cycle of poverty and access real upward mobility.