WHEREAS, Members of Habitat for Humanity Texas are
  celebrating Habitat for Humanity Day on February 7, 2023; and
         WHEREAS, Homeownership plays a significant role in
  enhancing the quality of life in our communities, and Texas has
  faced a critical shortage of affordable homes, with a
  500,000-home deficit; in addition, one in seven homeowners pay
  more than half their income on housing; there are many causes for
  the lack of affordable housing, including issues related to
  marginalization, land-use policy, inequality, high population
  density, and natural disasters; and
         WHEREAS, Habitat for Humanity Texas and its local
  affiliates strive to help build a better future for people across
  the state; these organizations unite residents and enable them to
  construct homes in their communities, and they work to expand
  access to affordable homes through advocacy, resource
  development, education, training, and disaster preparedness and
  response; and
         WHEREAS, Over the years, the Habitat for Humanity network
  in Texas has collectively helped over 13,500 families obtain safe
  housing in 60 areas throughout the state; since 1977, the network
  has built more than 8,500 new homes, repaired nearly 5,000, and
  rehabilitated almost 600; and
         WHEREAS, Habitat for Humanity Texas has made homeownership
  a reality for numerous families in the Lone Star State, and the
  dedicated members of the organization are truly deserving of
  recognition for their contributions to this important cause;
  now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas 88th
  Legislature, hereby recognize February 7, 2023, as Habitat For
  Humanity Day and commend all those associated with the
  organization for their efforts; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this Resolution be
  prepared for Habitat for Humanity Texas as an expression of high
  regard from the Texas Senate.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on Feburary 7, 2023.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate