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By the Numbers

The True Cost of Affordable Housing

The Upstate Community is Paying the Price

$152805

The median value of an owner-occupied home in the Upstate.

2010 US Census

$50687

The annual household income required to purchase a home at that median value.

2017 American Community Survey

170657

The number of homes in Anderson, Greenville, Oconee, & Pickens Counties that make less than $50k per year.

US Census Bureau

The Takeaway

It’s becoming increasingly difficult for people to find good quality housing that they can afford—not just low-wage hourly workers, but skilled workers with incomes closer to the local median.

If the Upstate wants to remain competitive and continue to become more desirable for all people to live, we must do more to help our neighbors who cannot afford quality housing.

How Rebuild Upstate is Helping Bridge the Gap

1000+

The number of homeowners in the Upstate who we know right now are living in unsafe, subpar housing.

$100000

The average cost to build a new affordable home in our community when using volunteers for labor.

$4000

The average cost for Rebuild Upstate to perform all necessary repairs on one home.

The Takeaway

For the same investment as one volunteer-built new affordable housing unit, Rebuild Upstate can repair and rehabilitate 25 existing homes. By doing our part, we can help keep our neighbors in their homes and help them regain safety, dignity, and comfort.

In 2018 Alone, Rebuild Upstate…

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Repaired

172

Homes

projects

Completed

499

Projects

hours

Volunteered

25579

Hours

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Engaged With

1488

Volunteers

Add To The Impact

We Need Your Help

There are many ways you can get involved with Rebuild Upstate to help us live out our mission and help these homeowners in need.

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GIVE

Just $50 can fund a set of grab bars to help prevent falls.

DONATE TODAY
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VOLUNTEER

Explore our group and individual volunteer opportunities.

WORK WITH US
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SPONSOR

Sponsor our work to fund all necessary repairs for one home and change a life one home at a time. 

SPONSOR A HOME
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LEARN

Learn about affordable housing and help us grow our mission.

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