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The global need for affordable housing and sustainable cities
July 22, 2014

The global need for affordable housing and sustainable cities

See how important it is to address the rapid increase in urban populations around the world and what you can do to help us improve these conditions.

More Posts from the Habitat World Blog

February 28, 2011

Catastrophes cease to be catastrophes when we partner

The first, most significant challenge was that our national office in Santiago had also been affected by the earthquake. Thankfully, we had the capacity to return to work in three days.

February 21, 2011

How Habitat came to be part of the Stone Soup comic strip

Since its debut in 1995, my comic strip Stone Soup has grown from 25 newspapers in the U.S. to 250 around the world. When I started the strip, I was a working mother looking for a way to support her kids from home.

February 14, 2011

An exciting investment opportunity

In the first issue of Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds for the state of Washington, Tacoma rated first and unincorporated Pierce County rated second for number of foreclosures per capita.

February 8, 2011

Twenty-four reasons to “whoosh up”

“Whooshing up” is a term detailed in the new book All Things Shining by philosophers Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Dorrance Kelly. It refers to the welling up of emotion, the extreme highs and intense sense of well-being that can occur at, say, a sporting event.

January 31, 2011

A chance to reconnect in Tajikistan

In 2006, I hunched in the front seat of a small but hardworking Soviet-era antique rattling its way up a hill in the city of Khujand. As we passed unfinished block apartments, I caught glimpses of people squatting in spaces that can only be described as concrete caves.

January 24, 2011

Building back better

Vo Thi Ty was one of thousands of individuals affected when typhoon Ketsana hit southeast Asia in 2009. Since the storm, she and her family have partnered with Habitat Vietnam to repair the damage done to their home.

January 14, 2011

“What are you doing for others?” on MLK Day

As a Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps VISTA member, I typically work in the office as a communications and development associate, but on MLK day I’ll get the chance to work on our build site.

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