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By Tina Tate 

Habitat for Humanity builds homes to solve housing crisis

 

December 14, 2022



In February of 2022, I took the CEO position at Skagit Habitat for Humanity after working for eight years in homeless services. I had once been homeless and hopeless myself. I joined Habitat because I felt like I could make more of a difference by helping with the root causes of homelessness rather than just providing a band-aid. Homelessness is a housing issue. In November of 2013, I bought my very first home and it changed my life forever, so I know what a blessing being a homeowner is.

Affordable housing has been at crisis levels for several years. In the U.S. alone, 1-in-7 families spe...



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