Who we are
Europe, Middle East and Africa
"Decent shelter is something we all need to thrive."— Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter
Habitat for Humanity is a global, nonprofit housing organisation with over 40 years of experience. We empower people in the world’s poorest communities to overcome the chronic lack of decent, affordable housing. Since 1976, we have helped 9.8 million people in over 70 countries. In Europe, Middle East and Africa, we have supported more than one million people since 2015.
Habitat for Humanity International
Europe, Middle East and Africa Area Office
Zochova, 6 – 8,
811 03 Bratislava
Phone: +421 2 336 690 00
However, one in four people still live in unacceptable housing conditions.
The problems are varied and complex in Europe, Middle East and Africa. This is why we have a range of solutions tailored to help local people build a better future. For example, our work in Africa might involve enabling small, affordable loans to build houses through our microfinance initiatives. Or in Eastern Europe, we might work with community associations to retrofit decrepit housing.
Our experience, expertise and range of solutions make us a leader in the global housing sector. But we alone can’t solve the ‘silent emergency’, in which so many millions still suffer from poor housing conditions and deprivation. We work in partnership with beneficiaries, volunteers, public and private sector partners, civil society and governments to bring about change to build strong and stable communities.
To learn more about what we do, you can visit our stories page.