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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

June 6, 2011

Old wheels, new houses

When we established the national Cars for Homes program, we created a way for people to donate their used cars, trucks, boats, RVs and other vehicles to help build homes and improve neighborhoods right in their local communities.

June 1, 2011

Green building is smart building

The fact that one of our houses was named 2011 Green Affordable Project of the Year sends a message that simple, decent, affordable houses can also be energy efficient, comfortable and environmentally responsible.

May 23, 2011

No greater reward

I am no stranger to the spotlight after working as an actor and model for more than 10 years. In 2006, it was my turn to be the captive audience. That was in Lonavala, western India, when I volunteered on a Habitat build during the Carter Work Project.

May 19, 2011

Fighting for affordable housing in Florida

In Florida, Habitat has helped more than 11,000 partner families move into simple, decent, affordable houses. To help even more, part of Habitat’s responsibility here includes advocacy and public awareness with our local and state elected officials.

May 12, 2011

Rebuilding Japan

Kenji Miyazawa was a Japanese poet in the 1920s. One of his poems, “Amenimomakezu,” had special meaning to my team as we worked alongside those affected by the March tsunami.

May 4, 2011

The Women Build experience

By Seyller Robertson, Habitat for Humanity volunteer and Lowe’s employee

April 25, 2011

Transforming love

Antigua, Guatemala, claims to have the largest Easter celebrations in the world. Thousands have gathered each weekend to watch the beautiful, old religious images paraded through the street accompanied by bands, fireworks and clouds of incense.

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