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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

November 1, 2011

A home of one’s own

Steve Thomas is an Emmy Award-winning TV personality and a home-renovation expert. He is also a good sport when things go humorously awry while filming at a Habitat community in Kenya.

October 24, 2011

‘Families like me’

Nine-year-old Devon Smith shares his review of The Carpenter’s Gift, a book featuring a tree he knows well. Devon’s own Habitat home in New York City includes wood from a past Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.

October 17, 2011

My volunteer vacation

A Canadian Women Build volunteer talks about the “volunteer vacation” she took to help Habitat build a home in Guelph, Ontario.

October 10, 2011

Bound south

Three brothers are biking their way from Alaska to Argentina this year, with eyes already looking homeward toward their Lake Agassiz Habitat affiliate.

October 6, 2011

Seeing beyond the present situation

When disasters strike urban areas, the rebuilding process can become very complicated very quickly. Kip Scheidler, Habitat’s senior director of global disaster response, shows how Habitat’s 2012 Shelter Report offers some solutions for the future.

October 3, 2011

500,000 universal truths

On World Habitat Day, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter rejoices in the news that Habitat has helped 500,000 families achieve what he considers a basic human right: a safe, decent home.

September 30, 2011

‘Poverty housing affects everyone’

Habitat CEO Jonathan Reckford discusses three often-heard myths about affordable housing and offers perspective on how poverty housing affects us all.

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