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COVID-19: Housing at the Center

Since COVID-19 pandemic first broke out in China in December 2019, affecting over 199 countries to date, it has brought the plight of poverty, inequality and the lack of services and opportunity into the spotlight and underscored one glaring reality.

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Habitat CEO: Coronavirus pandemic calls for a world where we care for each other

In recent days and weeks, a wave of closures, cancellations and postponements has unfurled as the COVID-19 pandemic has emerged. Those decisions — taken individually, totaled in the aggregate — have been stunning acts of solidarity, expressions of concern and collective responsibility for the health and well-being of our communities and our neighbors.

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Global Education Toolkit

Our Global Education Toolkit is an online educational resource that shares knowledge and practical educational tools on housing, land rights and sustainable urban development. Find out more.

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A toilet is not just a toilet

When residents from the Dida-Yaokro and Chickwawa communities constructed toilets, their health improved, the school attendance increased and the environment got cleaner. 

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Destitute and homeless

After the death of her husband, local laws forced Bertha and her five children out of their home. Now, they consider their new Habitat home ‘a miracle’.

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Housing and education model

December 07, 2018

The housing and education model that Habitat for Humanity developed with the support from the VELUX FOUNDATIONS can be part of the solution faced by many marginalized communities.    

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Disaster resilient homes

December 05, 2018

In an initial two-year partnership, Proman will support Habitat for Humanity`s disaster resilience and emergency response projects in Trinidad and Tobago, Europe and the United States.

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Innovating building products

November 05, 2018

ShelterTech Accelerator will support Kenyan start-ups and scale-ups to produce affordable building materials. From November 2018 until May 2019 it will work on improving access to quality housing for low-income households. 

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