Created by Lisa Douglass and Marilyn Scott-Waters
Kids can print, color and decorate paper houses. Mail them, along with letters to your local elected officials, and tell them you want to help families in your community live in safe and decent homes.
Create your house
A paper house template design of this paper house, generously donated by Marilyn Scott-Waters, is available at www.thetoymaker.com.
Write a letter
We have created sample letters to mail with your houses to your local elected officials. The electronic versions can be edited before printing. The handwritten version can be printed and completed by younger children.
Sample group letter*
Sample individual letter*
Send your letter
Find out who your elected officials are and tell them you care about housing!
New York City Habitat for Humanity adapted the paper house project for their advocacy campaign. Watch the video about NYC Habitat for Humanity’s paper house campaign, and then get started on your own! Remember to work in partnership with your local Habitat affiliate to best support affordable housing in your community.
*You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view or print the files.