Habitat sees bigger role in addressing affordable housing

Nothing in last week’s film showings on Door County’s affordable housing issues surprised Habitat for Humanity Executive Director David Van Dyke, but it still left him inspired to do more. “A Place of Their Own” shared the stories of eight Door County residents struggling to work and live in an area that is short over 400 affordable housing units, a number that is expected to push close to 600 in about five years. One idea to address it is the creation of a housing land trust that would buy land reserved for local workforce households looking to build a home. That is where Van Dyke

Van Dyke says he wishes Door County Habitat for Humanity could build more homes every year, but finding enough partner families, financial resources, and volunteers continue to be hurdles. Sponsored by the Interfaith Prosperity Coalition, you can find a schedule of upcoming showings of “A Place of Their Own” at locations across the county online with this story.



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