World Habitat Day 2019

World Habitat Day

The U.N.’s annual day recognizing the importance of shelter.

More than 30 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly took an important step in promoting the idea that everyone deserves a decent place to live by declaring that the first Monday in October would be World Habitat Day.

Every year Habitat for Humanity joins our partners around the world to rededicate ourselves to recognizing the basic right of everyone to adequate shelter. Habitat for Humanity asks everyone to join together as one global network in communicating the message that every one of us deserves the opportunity for a better future, and that a decent place to live can remove barriers to opportunity, health and success that might have been part of a family’s life for years, and in many cases for generations.

Join us for World Habitat Day and year round by lifting your voice to help people in need of decent and affordable housing. Learn how you can take action in the United States through our Cost of Home advocacy campaign.

Volunteer

Volunteer with Habitat in your community and around the world. With our help, families can achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life.

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Cost of Home campaign

1 in 6 families pay half or more of their income on housing. Take a stand with Habitat for Humanity as we advocate for policies to improve housing affordability.

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Solid Ground

Learn the ways Habitat for Humanity’s first global advocacy campaign, Solid Ground, influenced land policies and systems to help people around the world have access to decent homes.

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