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THE FACTS

There are simply not enough affordable options for living -- food, housing, and childcare are at record highs.
Wages don't match up.

$15.00 /hr. x 40 hrs./week = $600 a week

                                        = $2,400 monthly pre-taxes

                                        = $1,830 a month actual

                                        = $21,960 a year

                                           with no other deductions

rent @ 35% of $2,400 = $840 a month   

transportation @ 15% of $2,400 = $360 a month   

food @ 15% of $2,400 = $360 a month   

EXPENSES = $1,560 a month

           = $270 remaining 

for everything else 

Min. Wage Michigan = $10.10/hr.

POVERTY RATES

                                           National        Michigan

Americans living in poverty         11.6%           13.1%

Children in poverty under 18      16.9%           17.8%

Children in poverty under 5        16.9%           19.7%

PERCENT of WAGES SPENT ON HOUSING

Overburdened = paying more than 30% of wages 

                                            National         Hastings

Making less than $15,000/yr.      72 %

Making less than $30,000/yr       43 %          43.3%

 

RENTAL RATES

Hastings (limited availability)    1 BR               2 BR

rates as high as ...             $1,300/mo.    $2,000/mo.

'average' rates                  $1,100/mo.    $1,400/mo.

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WHY HASTINGS, WHY NOW?
Hastings, like most other towns in America, has the immediate need for housing.
Immediate.

Families, veterans, elderly, children, folks just like you and me need safe, affordable housing. Wages are not keeping up with basic expenses. Housing costs and availablity don't match up with the need.

We Believe

Renewed believes catastrophic loss and
trauma result in a broken spirit that needs
to be restored by belonging, being a
neighbor, a friend, and a community.
All humans deserve the dignity of our basic human needs to be met, when family is not available
or able, we believe the community can. 
 
We can change the stigma and our community,
by creating an environment for people to heal
and thrive until we see individuals fully alive
and a viable part of their community.
 
So renewed walks along aside another.
To renew hope, to find dignity,
to be a new family forged! 
We provide permanence in a world of instability.
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HOW YOU CAN HELP

"It takes a village" -- a community, actually.

Housing insecurity is an issue everywhere, impacting everyone.

Let's pull our community together to provide the support needed to get people secure,

affordable, safe, appropriate housing.

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