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Resolving the problem of adequate housing requires more than just the construction and rehabilitation of houses. We need to educate ourselves about the cause, and understand the laws, systems and practices that either permit or impeded equal access to adequate housing.



Housing in Latin America and the Caribbean
Here you will find resources and statistics about the housing situation in Latin America and the Caribbean.

You will learn that the region has the fastest urban growth in the developing world, with over 75 percent of the population residing in cities, and that a house is much more than four sturdy walls.




Educational Resources
Browse publications and videos about the cause of adequate housing and the realities of informal settlements in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Learn about the social production of habitat and the impact of adequate housing, walk through the slums of Brazil and the Dominican Republic, and more.




Online courses
In recognition of World Habitat Day 2009, we launched an online course that demonstrates the reality of poverty housing, and why a home is significantly more than four sturdy walls.

Follow the Martinez family as they move to the city, find a place to live, and begin the process of building a life and home.




Partnering with other organizations and individuals is vital to the success of our mission.

Here you will find links to other organizations that share our passion for housing and development issues, and websites with more information about the cause.




No matter where you are in the world, housing is a complicated issue—our Website is one place to learn about it. Our Blog is a forum where we invite you to talk about it.

If you’re interested in writing - in Spanish or English - please contact us.