SALT's 2019 World Relief Campaign
Our partner for the 2019 WRC is Housing Opportunities, a local, community-sustained, non-profit organization devoted to preserving human dignity through serving adults, children, and seniors experiencing homelessness in Porter and LaPorte counties. Learn more about the work of Housing Opportunities by visiting their website.
is the hourly wage required in Porter County, Indiana to afford a two-bedroom rental with a 40 hour work week.
affordable units are available per 100 low-income renters
affordable units are available per 100 very low-income renters
of Valparaiso renters are cost-burdened (spending over 30% of their gross income on housing costs)
1 in 5
Americans will be over age 65, and our nation will face a severe shortage in appropriate housing to meet their needs.
million households age 65 and over are cost-burdened which is 30% of the households in this age group
million households age 65 and over are severely cost-burdened (spending over half of their gross income on housing costs)
of eligible renters aged 62 and older don’t receive rental subsidies from the federal government
Caroline’s Place, originally called Park Place, opened in 2017 as an affordable housing option for single women in Valparaiso.
The building which houses Caroline’s Place was formerly an appliance store. Housing Opportunities purchased the property and worked with Project Neighbors and 100% volunteer labor to renovate the space into apartments.
Today, Caroline’s Place is home to 15 women, and 14 of the women are senior citizens.
The building includes shared common space, and the women have created a community, holding potluck meals each month and taking care of one another.
The roof was not touched during the initial renovation, and it is deteriorating more quickly than was anticipated. In order to ensure that Caroline’s place remains a safe, affordable option for year to come, the roof of the building must be replaced. The costs associated with the project are listed below. During the Spring 2019 semester, SALT is working to raise $25,000 to support these costs through the 2019 World Relief Campaign, Home is Here: Restoring a Roof in Valparaiso.
The World Relief Campaign is able to support great organizations like Housing Opportunities each year because of donors like you. As we work to support projects, Valparaiso University students are able to learn how to raise funds, organize communities, and advocate for social justice issues. The World Relief Campaign is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization registered in Indiana.
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