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Home is the Key: Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity joins national movement in April to address affordable housing
Independence, MO
04/07/2017 08:21 AM
Independence, MO (April, 5, 2017) - One in four households in the U.S. pays more than 30 percent of their income for housing and may have difficulty affording necessities such as food, clothing or medical care. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 12.6 percent of households (99,380 households) in the Kansas City region have a severe housing cost burden-in excess of 50 percent of their income. Of those, 6,748 are family households with five or more people. Throughout the month of April Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity is joining Home is the Key, a national campaign by Habitat for Humanity International aimed at highlighting the criti-cal need for decent and affordable shelter.
“We have seen firsthand how an affordable home can play a key role in positively influencing education, health and financial op-portunities for families and individuals,” said Christina Leakey, President & CEO, Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity. “Decent shelter is something we all need to thrive, and yet many in our own communities still live in inadequate housing conditions that they cannot afford. We invite everyone to partner with us in responding to the critical housing needs of families living in Eastern Jackson County by supporting your local Habitat ReStore during the month of April, and beyond! Funds raised by ReStore are rein-vested right here in the Eastern Jackson County community and support partner families who work side-by-side with Habitat to achieve housing stability. And, by shopping, donating and volunteering at your local Habitat ReStore you will be part of a world-wide movement dedicated to insuring that everyone has a decent place to live.”
Truman Heritage Habitat ReStores are located at:
505 North Dodgion Avenue
Independence, MO 64050
Monday- Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
1219 NW 7 Highway
Blue Springs, MO 64014
Monday- Friday: 10:00AM -6:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Shop the Independence or Blue Springs ReStore on Earth Day, April 22nd, and receive 25% everything in the store.
To learn how to get involved with Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity, visit
Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit ecumenical Christian ministry helping families in Eastern Jackson County, Missouri. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. A decent home and an affordable zero percent interest mortgage creates a situation where homeowners can save more, invest in education, and have more financial stability. To learn more about Truman Heritage Habitat, visit
Christina Leakey
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