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April 28, 2020

Mrs. Green talks with T. Van Hook, Chief Executive Officer Habitat for Humanity Tucson. Families all across the United States are paying too high a price to cover the cost of home. Rents and home-ownership costs are skyrocketing, while wages are not keeping pace. Far too often, families struggle to make ends meet. Caught in cycles of unpredictable rent increases, overcrowded conditions, or lack of access to land and affordable housing, many families live with a constant burden of uncertainty, stress and fear. With nearly 19 million severely cost-burdened households in the U.S., advocating for affordable housing for homeowners and renters is as important as ever.

Join us to hear from T. Van Hook, an advocate for the affordable Cost of Home program. She will share the ways in which you can mobilize with community members, across the country, to find the solutions and help create the policies that will allow 10 million individuals to meet their most basic needs. Help us make the #CostOfHome something we all can afford.

Habitat for Humanity Tucson is dedicated to building innovative solutions to the crisis of affordable housing by giving a hand up, not a hand out. Habitat accomplishes their mission by building homes in partnership with the community and with low-income families.

Ms. VanHook is a graduate of the University of Arizona and has spent more than 20 years working with community-based human services, neighborhood, housing, and transit programs for public, private, and non-profit organizations. The majority of her career has been spent leveraging her knowledge and experience to community and governmental collaborative projects for special needs and low-income populations.

Currently, Ms. VanHook serves on one of Habitat for Humanity International’s policy advisory committees, one of two American Champions for Habitat Bangladesh, and is working with international partners through Solid Ground to influence policy and practices to achieve lasting change and support safe housing around the globe.

Living the Habitat Tucson mission of creating a more compassionate and just world, Ms. VanHook services on the board of directors for Arizona Town Hall, COPE Community Services, and serves as a committee member or volunteer for several local non-profits. Ms. VanHook is also an active member of the Women Presidents Organization of Tucson, and a former member of National Association of Women in Construction.

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