PO Box 841378 Jabal Amman
Amman 11181

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Country Facts


  • Capital city – Amman
  • Population – 11.2 million
  • Life expectancy – 75 years
  • Unemployment rate – 22.6%
  • Below poverty line – 24.1%

Find more country facts on: CIA The World Factbook –Jordan


Habitat Facts


Habitat in Jordan started in 2002.

Individuals served in FY2022  22,625

o    Through new construction   40

o    Through incremental building 19,965

o    Through rehabs  15

o    Through repairs  900

o    Through market development  955

o    Through professional services  750   

Volunteers engaged in FY2022  496


The housing need in Jordan

Located in the heart of a region riddled with political and economic conflict, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has been a safe haven for people displaced by wars and unrest in neighboring countries. Approximately 1.3 million Syrian refugees live in the country.

According to the Jordan Response Plan 2020-2022, the presence of Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians has raised demand for low-income housing, causing overcrowding and deteriorating infrastructure in urban areas such as East Amman. Jordan is also ranked third among countries that are suffering acute water shortage. National and local authorities are under pressure to provide basic services, especially as fuel, electricity, and water usages have risen sharply since 2011.


How Habitat addresses the need


Shelter rehabilitation

Through its shelter rehabilitation interventions, Habitat for Humanity supports both Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanian households. We prioritize vulnerable groups such as female-headed households, families with persons with disabilities and older adults. Rehabilitation works improve the living conditions of families, directly impacting their health, safety, security and general well-being. To strengthen broader social cohesion within the communities it serves, Habitat  identified and rehabilitated essential community infrastructure in some neighborhoods and upgraded access to basic services and facilities in medical, community and child-care centers, as well as schools and public spaces.


Working with local community-based organizations

Habitat Jordan provides access to microloans that help low-income families to build, rehabilitate or repair their homes. We provide training and capacity-building services to community-based organizations in marginalized neighborhoods who, in turn, manage the loans and support families in their rehabilitation efforts.

Green, affordable housing 

We implement green housing solutions that help ease the energy and water shortages in a country grappling with such issues. Application of green building designs, techniques and materials raises awareness of green, affordable housing, contributes to knowledge and skills of laborers and communities and empowers them to venture into new work opportunities. 


Volunteer opportunities 

Habitat Jordan welcomes volunteer groups from different parts of the world such as the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates as they work alongside low-income families to build homes. We also foster a volunteering culture among Jordanian youth by working with local schools and encouraging students above the age of 16 to participate in builds and home rehabilitation works for low-income families


What you can do


Please visit and select “Designate your donation” to donate to Habitat Jordan.


The Global Village program is resuming region by region until a safe and quality experience can be provided at scale worldwide. The first batch of volunteers returned to Jordan in February 2022. Please visit for more information.



Habitat affiliates in the U.S. support the international work through an annual tithe. For additional information, email [email protected] or contact your local Habitat organization



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Stories and news

Habitat for Humanity to host its first Housing Forum in the Middle East and North Africa region

October 20, 2022

Cairo will host Habitat for Humanity’s first edition of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Housing Forum, November 21-23, 2022. The three-day event will convene housing contributors and stakeholders from the public and private sectors, advocates, academics, researchers, microfinance experts and representatives from local and international NGOS from the MENA region. 

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