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The Affordable Housing Action Network (AHAN) is a growing group of individuals and organizations in Hastings County who want to make a difference. The AHAN's mission is:
To create more affordable housing options for people who are precariously housed or homeless using a variety of approaches including collaborative networking, housing development, capacity building and advocacy.
Affordable housing is a safe, secure, stable, accessible, living environment that allows a person to live within their income level, and maintain a healthy quality of life.
Homelessness is being without: a safe, secure, stable, accessible living environment and having to live on the street, in a vehicle, in a shelter, in a barn, in an abandoned building or sleep on someone's couch.
‘Precariously Housed’ is to be in a state of uncertainty around your living environment due to low wages, high rents, high utility costs and/or substandard living conditions.