Charleston affordable housingSC Community Loan Fund wants to know why housing matters to you. Housing impacts a lot of things beyond where you live. It impacts health, education, families, poverty and so much more and we want to spread the word about the importance of housing in our everyday lives.

You may not have ever thought about this, but take a minute and mull it over now. What words – and feelings – pop into your head when you think about where you have lived – or where you’re living — and what it has meant for you and your family?

Please join our conversation on Twitter throughout April and help us raise awareness about the importance of affordable housing. Within your tweet, please share why housing matters to you and include the hashtag #housingmatters and @LCHousingTrust. Each week, we’ll award one randomly chosen follower with a $25 Home Depot gift card as thanks for helping us spread the word. The winner will be announced on Twitter each Sunday beginning April 8.

Here are the rules:

-Starting April 1, join us on Twitter and tell us why housing matters to you.

-You can tweet as many times as you like in a day, but you will only receive 1 entry per day to win the gift card.

-You can increase your chances by tweeting a photo of yourself in front of your home, or some other representation of why housing matters to you, to receive 5 entries per day.

-Make sure you incorporate #housingmatters and @LCHousingTrust because that’s how we’ll track the entries.

-Every Sunday through the end of April 2012, we’ll randomly pick a winner and announce them on Twitter.

For us, housing means so much. For starters, it matters to us because we believe it contributes to a family’s well-being, safety, security, dignity, pride, health and so much more. We can’t wait to find out what it means to you.

For more information about SC Community Loan Fund, please visit sccommunityloanfund.org.