From the editor -- Habitat for Humanity Int'l 1

From the editor

This year has been one of challenge and change for all of us. The Forum is no exception. We said good-bye to Anita Mellott, editor and friend, who gently guided this publication from a quarterly newsletter, The International Affiliate Update, to a quarterly periodical, available both in print and on-line. In this transition year, we will not publish another issue of The Forum.

In the next few months, we will be taking some time to re-focus the editorial direction and build a new team. We will also be asking our readers to participate in a survey that will be coming out in mid-October. Please look for it and join us as we make The Forum an even more valuable publication for Habitat practitioners around the world.

We hope that you find this issue on Housing and Health to be interesting and helpful, not only in defining how housing affects the health of families but also the ways that Habitat is acknowledging that link in program design and the new Housing Quality Standards.