Transforming slums in the sky

By Lucas Wijntjes, e-media and Internet specialist for Habitat for Humanity’s Europe and Central Asia region




View a slideshow of Habitat’s work on high-rise buildings in Europe and Central Asia.


Throughout neighborhoods in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the words “crumbling” and “apartment buildings” frequently seem inseparable. Many of these high-rises, built during the Communist era, have fallen into disrepair. Leaking roofs, mold and unstable walls are just a few of the problems residents face in these types of buildings.

Habitat is at work in more than 20 countries in this region and has helped more than 2,500 families in the area facing this specific problem. Take a look at a photo slideshow that illustrates the need and details how Habitat assists families to create safer, healthier living environments.