Just so you know, there are other choices. I have seen a few free hosting plans that are limited, but might do the job. For example, this one, which even includes one click WordPress install: http://www.freehostia.com/free-chocolate.html
And there are certainly lower cost options than $80/year. WordPress.org-approved (see the Hosting page) DreamHost has a one day sale on today: "Sign up today for a risk-free trial of a one-year hosting plan using the promotional code '777' and you'll get an entire year of web hosting (including a domain registration) for just $9.24! That's 92% off our normal pricing!" DreamHost also offers services free for certain types of non-profit organizations, though I think you have to be legally registered as such in the U.S.
Even my own favourite hosting company has a PERSONALCLASS that is only $96/2 years with a 20% discount by typing in the code CNET, plus an additional 10% credit each month you put a link to them on your home page. Plus, they give you a free domain name registration. Do the arithmetic, assuming you are paying $10/year for domain name registration and it works out $28.40 for the first two years, and $24.56 for each year thereafter. Link is http://www.arvixe.com/114.html if you want to give me a commission. http://www.arvixe.com if you don't.