Housing

Habitat for Humanity's vital Housing programmes are tackling poverty and protecting people around the world.

“Housing has become the front line defence against the coronavirus. Home has rarely been more of a life or death situation,” – Leilani Farha, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing .

The outbreak of Coronavirus has been a critical reminder of the importance of a home and of the injustice in the world around us.

Over 4 decades, we have built thousands of affordable homes, giving thousands of vulnerable families a place where they can live safely, productively, and happily each year. A place they can call home.

As coronavirus spreads, having a place to call home has become even more important, a place to self isolate and keep your family safe. A decent home improves the health of the whole family – and that of the wider community by limiting the spread of diseases. At the simplest level, a home is a place where we can store our goods safely, with lockable doors and windows. It’s the place where most businesses start. It is the catalyst to break the cycle of poverty.

For us these are the bare necessities, but for many it embodies so much more. It means they can be healthy and protected, make the most of life, be more productive, and have a suitable environment for their children to study and grow.

This is the true value of a home.

Malawi

Hearts full of joy: How a four-room house changed Bertha's, Rhoda's, Maggie's and Susan's lives and improved their children's health.
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Zambia

How having a safe place to call home changed Beauty's, Anastasia's and Anna's lives.
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Cambodia

A place with fresh air: How Sam's and Mab's new homes improved their families lives and wellbeing.
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Nepal

How Rita, Jhupi and Bir Ram fulfilled their dreams through their new Habitat homes.
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Lesotho

How a new home helped Masease and Mamolelekeng to secure their families' future.
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Lebanon

How renovations and improvements to war-torn homes are supporting refugees in Lebanon.
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UK

Upgrading and renovating vacant and underused spaces into affordable homes for vulnerable groups.

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