Habitat’s most famous volunteer, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has been unwavering in his commitment to human rights since his presidency.  In a recent article appearing in the U.K. newspaper, The Guardian, President Carter makes the bold statement that as the more fortunate in the world, we are morally obligated to act on behalf of those in need.

Here’s a link to the article:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/housing-network/2011/jun/20/decent-housing-not-just-wish

In Raleigh alone, 23,000 families are either paying too much for housing (> 30% of their monthly income) or live in substandard conditions.  As President Carter wonders, do we have the appropriate urgency to step up and address this huge need right here at home?